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

Supporting your health and wellbeing

We're supporting your mental health and wellbeing by raising awareness of campaigns throughout the year. Take a look at our recent campaigns with links to useful resources. 

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.

Suicide Prevention Day

While there has been a reduction in the number of people completing suicide over the last ten years, the numbers are still worryingly high. In the UK, men are three times as likely to die by suicide than women. Suicide Prevention Day aims to start the conversation about suicide, raise awareness of the support available and show that recovery is possible.

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is a chance for us to talk about Mental Health, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if we are struggling.

Stress Awareness Week

We all know what it’s like to feel stressed, and feeling under pressure is a normal part of life. But being overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health issues and can make existing problems worse. Here are some resources that can help with stress all year round.

Time to Talk Day

Too often, mental health problems are treated as a taboo subject – something not to be talked about, especially at work. However, mental health affects us all and we should feel able to talk about it.

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 using the login details below:

  • username: StirlingU
  • password: wellbeing

Other external resources include: