Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health Taskforce

We all find it easier to talk about our physical health than our mental health, even though our wellbeing depends on our mind as well as our body.

The University is developing its culture to promote good mental health.  This includes a new mental-health taskforce which is now in place.  Part of the Taskforce's remit is to review the current support package and whether it meets expectations.

Employee Assistance Programme

PAM Assist is a free and fully confidential support service staffed by experienced and independent professional advisors who are contactable 24 hours a day.  Please see the Working Here pages for details on how to access the Employee Assistance Programme. 

Occupational Health Process

For information on the University's Occupational Health Service and the referral process, please see the Working Here page.

Events and Key Dates

Please click on Events and Key Dates which details some of the internal and external promotional activities that are actively supported on a yearly basis. 


Mentally Healthy Working Lives Online Course - please click here for log in details

The Resilient Mindset  - (this module can be found under ‘My Communities’, ‘Working Well at GCU’)

If you support or come into contact with students on a regular basis, a free e-learning course and other resources can be accessed on the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust website.

Additional Information and Support

The Student Distress Guide and guides on ‘worried about a student’ and ‘immediate concerns’ can be found via the following link  under the section: Concerned about a student.

CBT can help you see how your thoughts and behaviour relate to the way you feel.  PAM Assist offer up to 8 sessions using computerised CBT which allows you to work through your problems at your own pace and keep note of your progress.  To begin these sessions, please call 0800 882 4102 and speak to one of PAM Assist's counsellors about starting.

Practical Exercises

NHS Breathing and Relaxation Exercises

NHS - Moodzone

Be Mindful - Online Mindfulness Course

Test Your Stress

Nature and Mental Health

External Resources


Scottish Association for Mental Health

Anxiety UK

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Time Out Scotland

Mental Health Foundation Scotland


NHS - Struggling with Stress

NHS - Mindfulness

HSE - Stress

Breathing Space Scotland


GCU is committed to looking after the wellbeing of our members of staff, ensuring that both mental and physical health is looked after.

Further information is available on the staff portal pages, please visit the Wellbeing section.

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