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There are many reasons why staff choose to apply to become a Wellbeing Advocate but for many, it provides an opportunity to make a difference to colleagues, their department and the wider University. If you are considering applying, here are some of the benefits you can expect:

  • Take part in the University’s Wellbeing strategic priorities

  • Share best practice and ideas

  • Greater opportunity for raising your profile, influence decision making at departmental level and developing your career

  • Have relevant training provided to be successful in your role, and to be supported in your role at both a local and central level

  • Have relevant resources provided and know how to signpost services to support collegues

  • Help develop events and social activities that encourage wellbeing

  • Meet new people and build relationships within your department and the University

  • Tearn and develop new skills such as event planning, representation and effective communication


“Knowing you can be a source of support for your colleagues, should they ever require it, is a brilliant feeling.” – Ashley Edwards, Sports Services

“The best thing about being a wellbeing advocate is to feel like you are making a difference to the wellbeing programme and that although sometimes it feels slow, the things we do today, staff in years to come will thank us for. Changing culture does not happen quickly.” Clare Bates, Department of Physics