Looking after you - personal wellbeing for managers

Use the all staff resources on this website to improve your own wellbeing.​

​The NHS provides top tips to improve your mental wellbeing Top tips to improve your mental wellbeing - Every Mind Matters - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

​Here are two articles from the Harvard Business Review outlining why managers need self-care and giving tips on how to fit it into your busy workday. ​

“Serious” Leaders Need Self-Care, Too (hbr.org) 

6 Ways to Weave Self-Care into Your Workday (hbr.org)

To connect with other line managers, please join the Teams channel specifically for managers run by the POD department. To join, click on this link. ​

​For other opportunities to connect with other people, please see the 'Connect with others' pages of the Staff Wellbeing Online Resource Centre.

The University offers multiple personal and professional development opportunities for it’s employees. Some are listed here: Personal and professional development | HR Support (ox.ac.uk)

The People and Organisational Development Unit (POD) have developed the following resources to develop line managers throughout the University: ​

​The Managers’ Tookit provides short topic guides for managers.​

The Leadership framework shares the skills and behaviours that many colleagues across Oxford say are of value here and has been developed with input from across the University.​

The Confident Manager Course is a  blended learning development programme for People Managers whatever their role, tailored to reflect experience and specific needs – to equip them as managers within a hybrid working environment, enhance their team’s experience and offer dedicated time for personal development. The programme is built around a series of masterclasses and social learning spaces supplemented by POD resources and others reflecting the latest thinking in management practice. ​

The totality of POD courses available around Leadership and Management are listed here Leadership and management courses and resources | People and Organisational Development (ox.ac.uk).​

​For further opportunities, please visit the lifelong learning and career development areas of the all staff resources.

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Contact Us: 


Meet the team: 

Joanne Mason – Head of Wellbeing 

Lara Hayward – Wellbeing Programme Manager 

Frances Parkes – Wellbeing Skills Development Programme Manager