National Learning at Work Week 13 – 17 May 2024

 posted by | 14/05/2024

Engagement & Wellbeing

Investing in employee wellbeing can lead to increased resilience, better employee engagement, reduced sickness absence and higher performance and productivity.

The University of Lincoln is not only committed to supporting you in the development of your skills, but we strive to support the wellbeing of all of our colleagues.

We would encourage you to keep an eye on Colleague Line and our Instagram ( and X (formerly Twitter) ( social media channels to discover the various opportunities where you could learn a new skill, challenge yourself with a walk or run, or simply network with colleagues whilst taking a steady walk around campus.

National Mental Health awareness week also takes place from Monday 13 – Friday 17 May this year, so please do keep a look out for posts regarding activities to support your wellbeing.

We already offer many social sports and activities, free of charge to colleagues, details of which you can find on our web pages ( It may be that some of you organise activities amongst your teams and departments and if so we would love to learn about them, simply email

Just a few of our options you can engage with are:

Environmental Wellbeing – Providing a space at the Brayford Campus for students and colleagues to grow their own food is the Kitchen Garden (, which is located behind Witham House, on the Brayford Campus. If you would like further details on how to get involved with the Kitchen Garden you can contact the Environment team at:

Financial Wellbeing – Financial benefits can be found via the Financial Wellbeing pages of the portal (, where you can find details for Financial Health checks, Salary Sacrifice, Work Place ISA’s & the new Money & Me link ( and much more.

Mental Wellbeing – Whilst at Lawress Hall why not make time to visit the Wellbeing room, where you can read a book, just relax with your lunch or have some healthy competition with who can find the last piece of the puzzle!

We have a host of Mental Health First Aiders (, who are there to support colleagues who are experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress. Please contact a mental health first aider in exactly the same way as you would contact a First Aider if you were to have an accident or injury at work.

Physical & Social Wellbeing – Not everyone can complete the 10K in a PB, but does it matter? It’s the taking part that counts! That is certainly the case for the weekly running clubs. All abilities are welcome and support is offered if you need it. The Sunday run club often ends with coffee and a catch up that always includes cake!

Give Back days – The University’s Give Back Day scheme ( enables any colleague to have two days paid leave a year to provide the community or a charity with their time and support. Apply for the date via MyView ( using Paid leave of absence – Give back day.

For further information please visit the Wellbeing page of the portal ( or email

You can also find details of Support Networks ( on our portal pages.

Story submitted by Angela Cleall-Harding