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Occupational Health

A successful campus means a healthy, vibrant staff and flourishing student body.

To accommodate this we will deliver a full range of lifestyle and health services including:

  • Annual health checks
  • Nurse and doctor availability
  • Full fitness support
  • Life style advice
  • Working environment assessments

We will offer a pro-active and positive service within the campus, providing a broad range of facilities to support mind health, fitness and general lifestyle advice.

We will also assess all staff annually, and be positive and pro-active on delivering a model of wellness that underpins the academic ambience and success of the campus.

The occupational services we provide will mirror our philosophy which enshrines the principles of positive psychology in all that we do and offer.

We promote building human strengths and developing capacity – enabling staff, students and their associates to be the best they can be at every stage of the life journey.

Why we are different

We are focused on putting our students and colleagues first.

We believe interventions should be aimed at prevention, and that treatment, whilst necessary, is best supported by positive early intervention practices.

Occupational health will provide a positive platform for staff and students.

 

We will do this by providing a selection of services that will facilitate early intervention by way of monitoring, annual assessments, and targeted safe social events and interactions led by the students.

We believe a healthy campus is a happy campus, is a safe campus, is a productive campus.

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Occupational Health Matters

Staff absence from work costs the UK economy £13.2 billion.

The average employee takes almost seven days a year absence due to sickness (CBI survey 2008) and the CIPD suggests that sickness costs an average of £666 per employee, per year.

Therefore, every day off costs approximately £100 per day.

Approximately 70% of all sickness absence is due to psychological ill health or musculoskeletal disorders.

The primary focus of occupational health teams is to keep people well at work – both physically and mentally.

 

 

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

It is important to inspire and to learn together because:

‘It is neither wealth nor splendour; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.’
– Thomas Jefferson

It is important that we listen to each other because we should:

‘Be an encourager, the world has enough critics already.’