Improving wellbeing

Keeping healthy and wellness checks

This section provides information on the resources available to support your general health and wellbeing.

Be active

As well as the physical benefits, regular physical activity is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety across all age groups as well as being essential for slowing age-related cognitive decline.

Any increase in physical activity is better than none, however, the greatest benefits are seen by doing 150 minutes of moderately intense physical activity every week. There are a range of ways you can keep active at Brookes


Social relationships are critical for promoting wellbeing and for acting as a buffer against mental ill health for people of all ages. There are a number of opportunities for you to connect with colleagues at Brookes.


Keep learning

Continued learning through life enhances self-esteem and the practice of setting goals, which is related to adult learning in particular, has been strongly associated with higher levels of wellbeing.  You can find out about upcoming opportunities in the monthly Learning and career newsletter.  Our Staff Learning portal also contains a wider range of e-learning and other resources.

Benefits available to you

The University provides a range of benefits including sports facilities, flexible working, dental and eye tests.