Human Resources

Support pathways & other resources

Helping you to find relevant, accessible support, when you need it most.

Our Wellbeing Support Guide below has signposting to internal and external support pathways, Including support for bereavement, neurodiversity, disability, trauma and abuse and is a great source of support. Wellbeing Support Guide Below are included in the document but have included here for ease:

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) - This provision is provided by Spectrum.Life and offers you and your family access to confidential financial, physical, mental wellbeing support available 24/7 365 days a year
  • Mental Health First Aid Network   - Staff at Sussex have a Mental Health First Aid network with staff from all roles across the campus. They offer a safe space to have a confidential conversation, listen without judgement and signpost where required to relevant support pathways.
  • Thriving through Menopause - Enabling staff at Sussex to thrive during their menopause journey. 
  • Staff networks and support - Staff and students can find information and support through networks, services and points of contact.
  • Able Futures Mental Health Support Services - Able futures offeries up to nine months of guidance and support from mental health specialist, free of charge and completely confidential. They can help you learn coping mechanisms, build resilience, access therapy or work with your employer to make adjustments to help your mental health at work. 
  • Togetherall - This is a free, online, clinically managed platform that is now available to you,  24/7 365 days a year register online using your University email address 

 Mental health guides 

These downloadable guides are produced by the Mental Health Foundation and Papyrus, 

Staff Networks

There are a number of staff networks that staff can join to meet and connect with others on campus - please check the Staff Networks webpage for details of all the different groups.

Bullying or harassment 

It's never OK. Report + Support is the University's online tool, for you to find support, report anonymously or ask to speak to an adviser. Find out more about dignity and respect at Sussex or to speak to a Dignity and Respect Champion

Workplace Adjustment Toolkit

The workplace adjustment toolkit page provides guidance on reasonable adjustments, how to arrange, review and change them and signposts staff and managers to sources of information and guidance.

Bereavement and Grief

There are support pathways within our Wellbeing support resource guide.  In addition, support is available via our Employee Assistance Programme who can offer up to 8 counselling sessions, or you can be referred to our Occupational Health service.  

Wellness Action Plans and Stress Risk Assessments

We have a dedicated Stress & Resilience page where you can find more information about these