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For Mental Health Awareness Week 2021(10th-16th May), MPLS Division offered a range of activities, events and workshops (majority online, of course!) for staff and students, spanning from tai chi sessions and art workshops to panels and focus groups discussing mental health awareness and strategies we can use.

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The talks which were recorded are available below. We have also provided a list of useful resources. 

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Recording: supporting staff wellbeing at the University of Oxford

Les Wright, Interim Director of Occupational Health and Safety, gives a short talk about the current support for staff and the Wellbeing Programme Board work plan.


recording: overcoming stress: 7 key tools

Dr Jennifer Wild, Associate Professor & NIHR Oxford Health BRC Senior Fellow, Department of Experimental Psychology discusses how certain people overcome enormous stress and anxiety, while others struggle. She presents seven key tools that can help us manage stress and anxiety in our own lives and examine the science of why they work.


recording: An overview of support provided by the work+family space

Join our session to understand how the University’s Work+Family Space can work for you! The Work+Family Space platform is available to all University Staff and provides a wealth of wellbeing resources and information for everyone (not just those with caring responsibilities)!


recording: An overview of togetherall

All students and staff at the University of Oxford can access Togetherall’s 24 hour, safe online mental health support.  Pete Mandeville from Student Welfare and Support Services gives an overview of the service with opportunity for Q&A afterwards.


Useful resources

Guidance for working from home

 Your health and wellbeing

Useful links for your family

Additional links and resources