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Faculty of Maths Wellbeing webpage

Welcome to the Faculty of Maths Wellbeing webpage.  The aim of this page is to

  • signpost members of the CMS Community to the numerous resources available by the University;
  • promote and encourage the good physical and mental wellbeing of all staff and students within an inclusive and positive working environment;
  • highlight  support available and to promote events taking place in the University;
  • Encourage members of the Maths Community to become an  Advocate.

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University of Cambridge Botanic Garden

 The Faculty now holds corporate membership and members of the departments can borrow a card  to gain free entry to the Garden from  CMS Reception. Please remember to return the card after use. 

CMS Student Wellbeing

University of Cambridge’s Student support  pages

University Student Counselling Service 


Key dates and upcoming events

April: Stress Awareness Month

15-21 May: Mental Health Awareness Week

12-16 June: Healthy Eating Week

12-18 June: Men's Health Week

10 September:  World Suicide Prevention Da

2-6 October: National Work Life Week

10 October: World Mental Health Day

2-6 October: World Menopause Day

Movember: Men's Health Awareness Month

2 November: National Stress Awareness Day

13 November: World Kindness Day 




Wellbeing / Photography Walk

Lloyd Mann from OEAC is offering some free wellbeing photography walks for staff across the University. The sessions are designed to help you take better photographs, whilst also allowing you time to enjoy fresh air and exercise, which we know is beneficial for our mental health. The sessions aim to teach simple steps that will help you take great photographs using your own smart phone or camera, with a no-pressure, hands-on approach. We help you think about what makes good subject matter, and support you with angles and framing, allowing you to get the best shot possible. To make the session accessible, we limit it to an hour during office hours, taking place just outside of or to your own department or college in groups of 5-10. To register your interest  please email Lloyd Mann -


Activities for Wellbeing

Archive of previous Events

Recordings of Events

Wellbeing STREAM Account   Recordings of wellbeing events hosted by the University's WellCAM initiative, to promote health and wellbeing for staff.

Recordings from Digital Digest Sessions

Recordings from Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Live events on Stream will be retired on 15 September 2023. Please use live events on Teams instead


University links

University and College staff and students resident in Cambridge are eligible to join Qwell – a new online counselling and wellbeing platform launched this month by MIND (Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire).

Qwell provides confidential chat-based counselling from qualified counsellors, free of charge.

While this government-funded online service is not intended to be a replacement for face to face counselling, it does provide an alternative for those unable to access face to face counselling services.

How support services contribute to Wellbeing 

The University recognises that at times individual members of staff might experience difficulties in their personal lives or in their employment circumstances which can affect their wellbeing.

If you are having difficulties, you may find it helpful to speak to your line manager or departmental administrator. However there are also several other sources of advice and support available to you within the University.  Internal and external sources of support can be found here  

LinkedIN Learning - wellbeing pathway 

University of Cambridge recommendations and learning paths for your wellbeing.

Resources to Support Colleagues Experiencing Loneliness

We have curated a broad range of resources to support those experiencing loneliness, and to inform those wishing to understand more about loneliness and its impact on individuals.

If you have not already seen it, there is a Wellbeing LinkedIn Learning Hub which has a new learning pathway on Loneliness and Compassion. This really is well worth  forwarding to colleagues (as appropriate).

Link to the MHAW Resources Homepage:

Link to the Wellbeing LinkedIn Learning Hub:

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

The University of Cambridge is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach to equality, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture, and values diversity.  A pdf version of the  ED&I Newsletter is available here.

The ED&I Diversity calendar can be viewed  here.

Staff Diversity Networks   

 Staff Diversity Networks provide a safe forum to network, socialise, share and receive support and advice in relation to protected groups, with events run over the year.  They are open to individuals who work for the University, a College or an associated institution and include networks for women, LGBT+ staff, parents and carers and those who self-identify as being from a racial minority ethnic background and/or who have an interest in the topic of race.

The Diversity Networks for staff currently include: -

* LGBT+ Staff Network

* REN [Race Equality Network]

* WSN [Women’s Staff Network]

* SPACE [Supporting Parents and Carers at Cambridge]

* Disabled Staff Network

For more details and to join a network, please visit the webpage


Wellbeing Advocates

Advocates provide confidential guidance and signposting to staff and students in the Faculty in matters relating to wellbeing, including mental and physical health, as well as dignity at work concerns. Additionally Advocates can develop and promote local wellbeing ideas and communicate University-wide wellbeing initiatives

There are currently two Advocates in the Faculty of Mathematics, Kim Quiggin and Julia Blackwell. Please feel free to speak to them in confidence with any concerns you may have.

We would be really pleased to welcome others to join us particularly from the academic community of CMS.  If you would be interested in becoming an Advocate please see the Wellbeing Advocates webpages




Julia Blackwell.


CMS Wellbeing

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