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Durham University

Organisation Development

Wellbeing and Development for colleagues working remotely

Your Health and Wellbeing remains our top priority during this time.

We recognise that for some working virtually presents a potentially liberating experience, as this is becoming the new norm. However, for others this style of working may take them far outside their comfort zone, with no clear end in sight. The following information, has been assembled with the potentially contrasting experiences in mind. We are confident they will prove to be beneficial as we face the emerging picture presented by Covid-19.

What support is available?

How to Work Successfully from Home - Live Online Workshops

Webinar from Universities Safety and Heath Association (USHA) in partnership with Eversheds Sutherland on personal challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic - 30th March 2020. Click here for further information

Supporting your team to set up remote/home workspace – Guidance for setting up your work area

Encouraging habits that boost mental wellbeing - Guidance looking after your mental wellbeing

Guidance on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of Covid-19

Ensuring your team follow remote working good practice – Guidance

The Conversation Compass

The Conversation Compass provides a framework of key conversational points and the following guidance has been developed to assist managers and colleagues to carry out conversations during this period of working remotely. ​

Further supporting information is available via the following web pages

Occupational Health

Health and Safety Service

Health and Safety Executive guidance for Homeworkers

Education Support Partnership

Recovery College Online - an NHS service to provide online learning materials and support to individuals with mental health difficulties. Courses include Anxiety and Stress, there are links to other courses and resources through this site.

ORCHA - an independent health science and technology company that assesses a whole range of health apps for their efficacy. They have created a list of apps that might be useful for anyone (including students) whilst going through the COVID-19 crisis.

Information and advice for colleagues can be found on our Covid-19 outbreak page

Support Leaflet