In line with our corporate value of sustainability, the University of Sunderland is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all. This involves supporting the wellbeing of staff and students and encouraging a positive working environment, where working life is productive, rewarding, enjoyable and healthy. The University has a holistic and flexible portfolio of wellbeing provisions, initiatives and disability support that are designed to enhance the individual wellbeing of staff and students and the collective wellbeing of our University community.
Dame Carole Black’s report (2008) “Working for a healthier tomorrow” reiterates the importance of the workplace in influencing and supporting the wellbeing of the UK workforce and in assisting young people to recognise the benefits of working life.
Work is currently being undertaken within the Higher Education sector in the development of health promoting universities.
The aim of health promoting universities is;
- To create healthy working, learning and living environments
- Increase the profiles of health in teaching and research
- Develop health alliances in the community
In line with this vision the University of Sunderland is committed to achieving a comprehensive approach within the university which will be more likely to achieve sustainable lifestyle changes within our population.