Health & wellbeing support for staff & Fellows

Welcome to the Welfare Hub for St Catharine's staff and Fellows. If you are looking for information about student welfare, please visit the Welfare Hub for St Catharine's students.

What do we mean by 'wellbeing'?

When we talk about welfare we are talking how we are doing as a whole person. Welfare provision can include everything from one to one support for mental health issues to activities to promote individual and communal wellbeing, to 'just a chat' to help think things through.  

St Catharine’s Health and Wellbeing Team

The Health & Wellbeing team at St Catharine's College

You are welcome to contact members of the Health and Wellbeing team by email at any time, and we aim to reply within two working days to arrange an appointment. 

If you are not sure whether your concern is a welfare or an HR matter, this document may help you work out who to approach.  Please do be reassured that whoever you contact first will be happy to help you get to the right place to access the support you need. 

If you are concerned that someone else may be particularly vulnerable, please do reach out to them, and contact a member of the Health and Wellbeing Team in confidence if you feel that they may need further support.  

The wider wellbeing team

A lot of people at St Catharine's are involved in promoting welfare and wellbeing. The Health and Wellbeing Team work closely with others to provide support including: 

All Heads of Department have undertaken training to support their teams mental health and wellbeing. Heads of Department are well placed to offer support, advice and guidance if you are experiencing difficulties, especially if they are work related or you are worried they may be impacting your work. 

Mental Health Champions
St Catharine's now has two members of staff who have undertaken the Mental Health Champion training from the charity Mind. They are: 

  • Ally Barrett
  • Zoe Churchman

Mental Health First Aiders

Several members of staff are trained as Mental Health First Aiders, including:

  • Mary Simuyandi (Head of Wellbeing)
  • Maxine Flynn (HR Manager)
  • Ally Barrett (Chaplain) 

Not sure where to turn? 

  • Any of the above people will be happy to help you work out what sort of support you may need, and who is best placed to offer it to you. 

The links below will take you to other pages on the welfare hub where you will find:

  • Sources of help and support in the wider University and beyond
  • Self-help and self-care resources that you can access any time. 
  • Details of upcoming workshops, events and activities in College that you can join in with.

If you have any suggestions for activities, training or resources relating to welfare at St Catharine's, please do contact the welfare team. 

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