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Durham University

Human Resources & Organisational Development

Health & Wellbeing

Staff Information and Well-being Fair

Our Staff Information and Well-being Fair is held three times per year so that new and existing staff members have the opportunity to find out more about the many benefits they can access. There are a range of “information” exhibits featuring departments such as Payroll & Pensions, Human Resources, Greenspace and CIS. ‘Well-Being’ exhibitors include Counselling, Cyclescheme, Volunteering, Team Durham’s fitness classes and staff walks. Durham County Council’s Check 4 Life Team are available to give free, confidential health-checks (advanced booking required) and our University Occupational Health team will be there to offer any advice if needed.


Occupational Health and Counselling Services

Our Occupational Health Advisor can offer confidential advice and support when you are unwell, or to help you maintain or improve your health through e.g. physiotherapy, eye sight testing, smoking cessation and workplace assessments.

Our University Counsellors are available to offer staff confidential advice and support, which is arranged through the Occupational Health Service.

We also operate a Sickness Pay Scheme which you will be paid through during periods of illness, subject to proper notification and certification. Details are included in your Terms and Conditions of Employment.


Work-Life Balance

There are a number of way the University may help you to achieve a productive, work-life balance. These include:


Sports and Activities

Graham Sports Centre at Maiden Castle and Queen's Campus Sports Centre offer state of the art facilities which staff can use at discounted rates.

Current staff prices are:

Queen's Campus Sports Centre £13 per month (gym)
Graham Sports Centre £15 per month (gym)
£42 per year (all facilities including pitches and sports hall)

You may also join one of the staff sports clubs including badminton, tennis, football and cricket.


Useful Numbers:

Maiden Castle

ext 42178

Queen's Campus

ext 40145

Occupational Health

ext 42657

Counselling Service

Durham ext 42200

Queen's ext 40039