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The Department is conscious that the health and wellbeing of its members are of great importance in order to have a thriving and productive community.  The University has initiated a Wellbeing Advocate scheme and the Department has become part of this network.

The Department currently has two Wellbeing Advocates: Dr Sohini Kar-Naryan and Mr Tony Fox, who are available to all staff and students. They are able to provide guidance and a general signposting service about wellbeing issues, including mental or physical health and dignity at work concerns.  Find out more about the Wellbeing Advocate programme here - https://www.wellbeing.admin.cam.ac.uk/local-wellbeing-initatives/wellbeing-advocates

Mr Tony Fox welcomes suggestions from Department members for activities that could be organised within the Department such as a reading group, a knitting group, a local lunchtime walking group or even a cake club, which could allow people to take time-out from their busy day to relax and enhance their wellbeing.

Other support, campaigns and policy that are of relevance to health and wellbeing are found below: