Policing College Virtual Open Day
29 July, 2020 – Starting at 5.00pm to 7.00pm
There are currently no Open Days at Newark.
The Lincoln College Group is a place where exceptional, remarkable, astonishing and amazing people come together with the aim of achieving extraordinary things.
We are committed to fostering a positive working environment that promotes and protects the physical and mental wellbeing of its staff. The capability, capacity and wellbeing of our people is the college’s first cornerstone of success. Therefore a variety of health and wellbeing and mental health and wellbeing policies, benefits and initiatives are in place, which make every effort to address employees’ health and wellbeing needs.
Positively managing mental health underpins good employee engagement and benefits everyone – employees, employers and the bottom line. Every employer’s success depends on a healthy and productive workforce, and if employees feel valued and supported they’ll achieve more.
Lincoln College have a variety of initiatives in place to support our employees’ mental health and wellbeing.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy Staff and Students
Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy is in place to support both staff and students. The vision of the strategy is to have an extraordinary whole-organisational approach to the Mental Health and Wellbeing of all Lincoln College staff and students. Our leadership, policies and procedures seek to minimise the triggers for poor mental health, promote wellbeing and equip our College community to build confidence, resilience and knowledge, enabling them to be mentally healthy and exceptionally well prepared for work. The mental health and wellbeing strategy is supported by an action plan, which is monitored by the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy Group.
Mental Health First Aiders(MHFA’s)
One of the key strategic aims of the college’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy - Staff and Students was to achieve a cohort of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs) that support both staff and students. The MHFA scheme was first launched during the summer of 2019 and we now have an incredible 72 MHFA’s
The role of a MHFA is to be a point of contact for an employee or student who is experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress. This interaction could range from having an initial conversation through to supporting the person to get appropriate help. As well as in a crisis, MHFAs are valuable in providing early intervention help for someone who may be developing a mental health issue.
Our MHFAs are not trained to be therapists or psychiatrists but they can offer initial support through non-judgemental listening and guidance.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Toolkit for Manager
We have a dedicated Mental Health and Wellbeing toolkit (which brings together a variety of mental health related resources from organisation such as Mind, Remploy, Mindful Employer and CIPD) and is designed to support managers to promote wellbeing for all staff, tackle the cause of work-related mental health problems and support staff who are experiencing mental health problems.
The toolkit incorporates Wellness Actions Plans (WAPs) and supports the core standards of the Lincoln College Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy - Staff and Students by:
Aims of our Employee Assistance Programme
View our Employee Assistance Programme for more information
Lincoln College are among the hundreds of employers who are signatories to the Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health.
The Charter is just one part of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER® initiative and over 1,800 employers have been signatories at some point since the initiative began in 2004. The Charter is a voluntary commitment. It's not an accreditation, award or a set of quality standards but is about working towards the principles of it – signing up is a step along a journey not the end of it.
The Mindful Employer Charter is for employers who are positive about mental health.
View our Mindful Employer Certificate to find out more about our commitment to mental health
AoC Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter
We recognise that our college has a responsibility to create an environment that promotes and proactively supports staff and student wellbeing. That is why during Mental Health Week 2019 we reaffirmed our commitment to staff and students by signing up to a brand new national Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter, created by the Association of Colleges, in conjunction with mental health experts.
The 11-point document includes commitments to:
If you have any queries or would like any further information regarding our Mental Health and Wellbeing initiatives, then please contact:
Claire O’Hara (Head of HR) via email CO’Hara@lincolncollege.ac.uk or connect with Claire on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/claire-o-hara-b04a922b/
Health and Wellbeing Initiatives
A variety of health and wellbeing and mental health and wellbeing policies, beneﬁts and initiatives are in place, which make every effort to address employees’ health and wellbeing needs.
Download our Health and Wellbeing Calendar of Events for 2019/20 to see some of the events that we have taken part in this year.
At Lincoln College we recognise that work/life balance isn’t just about families, childcare, eldercare and working less; it is also about working ‘smart’, having control and flexibility over when, where and how you work and being fresh enough to enjoy both your work and home life.
We recognise that there are tangible benefits from supporting flexible working practices, implementing family friendly initiatives and assisting employees to achieve a balance in their work commitments and their life outside of work.
Benefits of flexible working:
Too few jobs are being advertised as suitable for flexible working, restricting the talent pool from which employers can recruit.
What have we done to improve this?
If you have any queries or would like any further information regarding our Flexible Working practices, then please contact:
POSTPONEMENT OF LINCOLN, NEWARK AND GAINSBOROUGH COLLEGE OPEN DAYS AND WELCOME DAYS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
29 July, 2020 – Starting at 5.00pm to 7.00pm
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