Staff wellbeing

We offer a range of activities and resources to develop the social, physical, mental and financial wellbeing of our staff.

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Goldsmiths is committed to supporting the wellbeing of both its staff and students. We understand that positive wellbeing enables staff to flourish and achieve their full potential inside and outside of work, for the benefit of themselves, the university and its students. We therefore offer staff a range of activities and resources to develop their social, physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

Some of the benefits offered by Goldsmiths Staff Wellbeing are outlined below. Further details for current colleagues are available on the staff intranet.

Staff Assistance Programme

Our Staff Assistance Programme offers staff and their immediate families access to a free confidential telephone and online helpline service available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

As well as face-to-face counselling, the service offers information and advice on a range of personal, emotional, family, legal and financial questions that we all may have to deal with and can affect us both at home and at work.

Staff Wellbeing Programme

The Staff Wellbeing Programme provides staff with an opportunity to learn and develop as an individual and to build relationships with others from across Goldsmiths. The programme includes a range of weekly activities including:

  • Creative writing
  • Functional Fitness
  • Journaling
  • Pilates
  • Staff choir
  • Staff football
  • Yoga

The activities may be offered online, hybrid or in person. 

Staff wellbeing events

Goldsmiths offers staff access to a range of workshops including:

  • Financial Wellbeing
  • Voice Training
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Wellbeing Webinars for Managers

Occupational health

Goldsmiths' partnership with Cordell Health offers an occupational health service that helps staff to thrive, irrespective of disability and ill health. They work with us to prevent work-related illness and injury and to assist staff to return to work after sickness absence.