Staff health and wellbeing

The University is committed to helping employees stay well. On this page you'll find a range of information and resources to support your mental health and wellbeing. 

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Employee Assistance Programme

The University's Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is provided by Innovate Healthcare and delivered by their EAP partner CiC. The service offers free, confidential advice and emotional, psychological and practical help, for a wide range of personal and work-related issues.

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Peppy app

Our new staff app helps you take control of your health by connecting you to trusted information and real, human experts for free, personalised and confidential support in the areas of Menopause Health and Men’s Health.  The app will offer access to all staff including a spouse or partner.

Find out more and download Peppy

Health awareness campaigns

Our campaigns promote mental health and wellbeing topics on a regular basis to our University community. 

Stress Awareness Week

(7-11 November 2022)

World Mental Health Day

(10 October 2022)

World Suicide Prevention Day

(10 September 2022)

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Time to Talk Day

This Thursday 2 February 2023, make space in your day for a conversation about mental health. 

Mental health affects us all, and we should feel able to talk about it. We want everyone who works at the University of Stirling to feel they can be open about their mental health and ask for support if they need it.

Find out more about Time to Talk Day 2023

Menopause awareness

The menopause affects around half of the nation's workforce and yet it is rarely talked about in the workplace. At the University of Stirling, we know that this life event can influence an individual’s wellbeing at work, and we are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment where colleagues who are experiencing menopausal symptoms are able to get the support they need, when they need it. 

Support for people affected by addiction

If you would like some support with anything relating to alcohol, drugs, smoking or gambling, there are a number of resources which can help to tackle all types of addiction.

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24/7 online support from togetherall

The University has partnered with togetherall to provide employees with access to 24/7 online support. togetherall is a digital mental health support service which is completely anonymous – so you can express yourself freely and openly.

Features include

  • Professionally trained online guides monitoring the community​
  • A wealth of useful resources and tailored self-help courses​
  • The ability to form your own groups or one-to-one chats

Find out more about togetherall

Preventing and tackling gender based and sexual violence

At the University of Stirling, we are committed to taking all steps in our power to prevent and tackle gender based and sexual violence in all its forms - including rape and sexual assault, harassment, stalking or coercive control. In partnership with the University of Stirling Students' Union, we want to encourage a culture of respect and create a university community that does not tolerate – and feels comfortable to challenge and report – gender based and sexual violence in Scottish society.

This website summarises our joint approach to this issue and provides information about support available for those affected by gender based or sexual violence, or those supporting a friend or colleague.

If you are concerned about a student

You can find a range of guidance and resources aimed at safeguarding students' wellbeing on our supporting staff to support students page. 

Useful resources

The Employee Assistance Programme has a range of online resources available for employees and their family members. You can access these at www.well-online.co.uk using the login details below:

  • username: StirlingU
  • password: wellbeing

Other external resources include: