Looking after you - social growth

‘Give to others’ and ‘Connect with other people’ are two of the five ways to wellbeing developed by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) in 2008 and adopted by the NHS and multiple businesses and academic institutions. This section directs you to resources around positive relationships and neurodiversity. 

If you are worried about your relationship and the way it is making you feel, there are lots of resources available to support you. The NHS Every Mind Matters website lists several charities providing relationship advice. ​

The People and Organisational Development Team provide courses and resources to help improve your work relationships. These are divided into the following categories: ​

  • Assertiveness and saying no​

  • Seeking support​

  • Conflict prevention and resolution​

  • Bullying and Harassment​

  • Communication​​

For support and advice around sexual violence, domestic abuse, stalking and honour based violence, please see these resources provided by the Equality and Diversity Unit

​The EDU also provide support and advice around bullying and harassment

  • The Equality and Diversity Unit provide a list of staff networks for BME staff, LGBT+ staff and Disabled Staff.

  • They also provide a list of Faith societies and belief groups.

  • The Living in Oxford page also gives a list of clubs and societies staff can join which includes most student societies. ​​

  • The Centre for Teaching and Learning offers networks and events for sharing teaching practices​.​

  • The People and Organisational Development Unit (POD) provides information about active professional networks (internal and external), forums and conferences for Professional Services staff.​​

  • For further information about opportunities in Oxford, the Newcomers Club has developed this list of resources.


Support available


EDU provides information about neurodivergent conditions and internal and external support and resources available for neurodivergent staff and for colleagues who would like to find out more about neurodivergence.

Connect to others on the new staff Neurodiversity Network for those who are, identify as, or are helping to support colleagues who are neurodivergent. ​

​If you require support around neurodivergent conditions or specific adjustments, please contact the staff disability advisor on staffdisability@admin.ox.ac.uk.​

Neurodiversity at Oxford​

Neurodiversity at Oxford supports, celebrates, and empowers neurodivergent staff and students. The first project of its kind, it addresses the current lack of support for neurodivergent staff in Oxford and will benefit staff and students across colleges and departments The project offers staff and students a rich set of resources and activities for information, support, building social and professional networks, and mentoring for neurodivergent graduate students and staff.​

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Meet the team

Frances Parkes – Wellbeing Programme Manager