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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)



We are committed to the wellbeing of staff and students

Here at POLIS—we have a Wellbeing Officer, who can help point you in the right direction for further support, and offer guidance on where to turn when problems arise. 




 Alice Jondorf

 POLIS Wellbeing Officer and Mental Health Champion

 Email Alice>> 






Specialised support within the university on sexual assault and harassment: 

Sexual Assault and Harassment Advisor | University Counselling Service (


Support for students encountering mental health difficulties who need professional support:


Not ready to talk, but want to report a sexual misconduct incident anonymously?

Breaking the silence - preventing harassment and sexual misconduct | (


Full list of contact resources for students encountering a range of problems:

Where to go: Accessing support | Student Wellbeing (


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.  A new network for staff with disabilities and long-term health conditions will be launched later this year.  

Find out more and join a network here>> 

The Building Blocks of Wellbeing – podcast with Professor Felicia Huppert, Professor of Psychology Emeritus, University of Cambridge Wellbeing has become a bit of a buzzword recently, but what does it really mean?  It's not the same as simply being happy, or experiencing pleasure - it's something deeper and broader than that. It has to do with how we connect with others, how we feel about ourselves, and much more. So, what do we need in order to achieve wellbeing?   


Wellbeing E-book Collection

These brilliant resources have been recommended by librarians from across different faculties, departments and colleges and gathered into a collection of e-books.

All of the books here can be accessed online if you sign in using your Raven login.

The books range across topics like addiction, grief, mental health, race, sexuality, sleep, mindfulness. An amazing collection of materials readily available to us all. 

Access the collection here>>


Useful links

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