People Matters / Occupational Health
Stress at work
The School will promote a well-managed work environment that will protect staff from undue stress arising from the conditions in their workplace. The School will seek to prevent work-related stress, and where this is not realistic, policies and practices should be implemented to mitigate the consequences of stress that remains.
The School will increase awareness of the causes and symptoms of stress and implement support, training and monitoring in line with University of Leeds Policy on Stress at Work.
Counselling Services include:
University Staff Counsellor – John Adams 0113 237 0309
Manager’s/Supervisor’s Advice-line – 8am and 9pm – 0800 085 3805
The Managerial Advice-line takes calls from any staff member who has managerial or supervisory responsibilities for others. It provides an opportunity to explore complex and challenging work situations and to devise strategies for managing them.
Counselling in Companies – 0800 917 8452
In addition the University offers access to a 24-hour Employee Advice line administered by Counselling in Companies. This provides a wide range of confidential advice and support to members of Staff and their immediate families who may be having difficulty balancing problems at work or home.
Student Counselling Service – 0113 3434107
Nightline – 0113 3801381 (listening) 0113 3801380 (information)
The Student Counselling Service is available through help@leeds.
Advice may also be sought from the University Chaplaincy and Trade Unions.
The University Occupational Health Service – 0113-233-2997
The School will implement procedures and best practice as recommended by the University Occupational Health Service. This includes surveillance, assessment and prevention initiatives in relation to:
- Protecting health at work
- Promoting healthy working conditions
- Helping recovery and return to work after illness or injury
- Improving health and fitness
The range of services offered by the Occupational Health includes advice on maternity provision, staff counselling, advice on resettling and rehabilitation for people with disabilities, accident prevention and first-aid training and advice on personal health issues such as stopping smoking and leading a healthier lifestyle.