an overview of various initiatives to promote your physical and mental well-being.
Besides this information, keep an eye on the Service portal news page for up-to-date offers focused on well-being.
Sports Centre offer
Below are some highlights:
- Free use of fitness, swimming and group lessons (including morning meditations)
- 10 week courses (for example Tennis, Golf, Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi)
- Employees with an age above 50 years, can make use of our Fit50+ program.
- In addition, the Sports Centre also offers medical services such as a dietician, medical fitness, chair massage and physiotherapy. This is an existing and ongoing offer!
- Increase your resilience! Get moving with Running Therapy towards more mental and physical relaxation during your workday. During the running sessions you will be supported with noticing, adjusting and/or accepting mental and physical discomfort.
- Free lifestyle- checks and lifestyle coaching
Healthy (home) workplace
Having a healthy (home) workplace is of great importance in order to be able to work as sustainably as possible. It therefore is important that your home workplace meets a number of conditions.
On the home workplace page you will find more information about the possibilities for ordering home workplace supplies and ICT workplace support. But working from home is more than just setting up the right facilities and having the right working-position. Think for example about taking breaks regularly, drawing up a fixed timetable or see if a meeting can also be held in 50 minutes, so that you can take a short break in between.
Informal caregivers are people who provide long-term and unpaid care for a chronically ill, disabled, or needy person form their environment. This can be a family member, but it does not have to be. Becoming a informal caregiver is usually not a choice and can happen to anyone, at any age. Sometimes the caring responsibilities are difficult to combine with a job. Then overload or failure is lurking.
UT wants to prevent this by paying attention to employees with informal care tasks, being flexible and offering tailor-made solutions, so that the work/life balance is not disturbed or disturbed as little as possible.
Do you work more hours than is required on a regular basis? Do you spend too much time attending meetings and doing administrative work? Does this mean that you have too little time for research, personal contacts, and development, but do you find it difficult to enter into a conversation with your manager about this issue? To address such situations, a tool is being developed that will help you to gain insight in your tasks and the time that you have.
Health care facilities on campus
The campus has a wide range of healthcare institutions to offer in addition to the abovementioned contacts. Although situated on campus, most of these institutions are not directly linked to the university. They are very experienced in complaints common for students, international knowledge workers, and highly skilled professionals. The facilities include a General practitioner, Dentist, Travel doctor, Psychotherapy, Physiotherapist, Dietician, Company doctor and health & safety service.
Tools for team-leaders
All information on this page is relevant, regardless of your function.But as managers you also have a signaling and helping role towards your team. That is why there is tooling that is specifically aimed at managers.
Are you looking for a training, course or team-development related to well-being? Then look under Development Offer on this page. In addition, look for your team members (and for yourself) at the sports and cultural offer, the relevant information about setting up the (home) workplace, know what trends and signals there are in your unit from the well-being research, and be aware of the contact persons (including the integrity support structure). All this can be found on this page.
Under 'related links' at the bottom of this page you will find other health & safety topics.
Tools and information exclusively aimed at team leaders and managerial functions, including topics outside well-being, can be found on the 'for managers' portal page. An example of a page that can be found here is manager-specific information related to absence and absence prevention.
UT employee well-being study
As the current circumstances are unique and we cannot yet predict how things will be in three months, three different measurement periods (Spring, Summer and late Autumn) were deliberately chosen in the research design. This means that employees are divided into three representative groups and that you as an employee are only invited to participate once per year. As a result, we as a university can receive input at three different times throughout the year without putting the employees under additional pressure. Everyone will receive a personal invitation to participate in one of the partial measurements. The most recent report is the first report for 2022, which provides an overview of the findings of the first measurement (wave 1 of 2) throughout the year.
The most recent reports are available below.
Well-being Action Plan
Please contact HR Services for any further questions. Tel 053 489 8011.
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