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Durham University

Organisation Development

Wellbeing for Staff

Staff Flu Vaccinations

The flu vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine and is routinely offered by the NHS to people who are at higher risk of flu and its complications. People at risk of flu are contacted by their GP every autumn to arrange annual vaccination. Flu vaccinations are seasonal and are available for a set time period only.

In autumn 2021 the University is offering flu vaccination to all staff via the Boots Corporate Health e-voucher scheme, subject to availability. Staff at higher risk of flu will be contacted by their GP to arrange their flu vaccination, however if they experience a delay in accessing an appointment they may prefer to request a Boots e-voucher, subject to availability.

Click here for more information and to download the form.

Your Health and Wellbeing remains our top priority at all times.

“There is a difference between what we think is physically safe and what we think is psychologically safe. Psychological safety is at least as important as physical safety.”

Professor Jacqui Ramagge, Executive Dean of Science

Wellbeing Resources

Please access a short Stream video explaining the overarching approach to Health and Wellbeing at Durham University, the Wellbeing Hub and further tools and resources that can help colleagues at this time.

Wellness Action Plans

Wellness Action Plans aim to facilitate dialogue between individuals and their manager to identify personal triggers that affect health and wellbeing and measures that both the individual and manager can implement to support health and wellbeing. Wellness Action Plans can be beneficial for individuals and teams. Guidance on how to complete a WAP and the templates for individuals and teams can be found here.

Wellbeing & Working Differently

The current circumstances are forcing us to work very differently. These web pages contain useful guidance and resources to support managers, teams and individuals.

For further information on support available please click on the relevant icons below.

If you are looking for information and resources for Working Differently please click here

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

Financial Wellbeing

We appreciate that this is a difficult time for everyone and that many people may be worried about their finances, especially if family members may be seeing an impact. Please click on the image below to access the suport and advice available to you.

Are you a carer?

As an employer we can help ease the pressure and retain staff by signposting to services that can provide information and support to carers.

Durham County Carers Support is a charitable organisation providing FREE information and advice to anybody who has a caring responsibility. We have operated for over 25 years and currently support 25,000 carers across the county. We help ease the pressure on carers by providing a range of services and advice.

For more information:
Durham call: 0300 005 1213
Darlington call: 0300 030 1215
Registered Charity: 1069278