The World Health Organisation defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease”. We are committed to this approach to health and we aim to integrate health and wellbeing into the culture, structures and processes of the University.
We work within an ecological model of health, acknowledging the relationship between health behaviours and the environments in which those behaviours exist. Health is influenced by the physical and the social environments in which people live, work and play.
Through our Health Safety and Wellbeing initiatives we aim to create a healthy, safe and supportive working and learning environment that promotes, supports and improves the health and wellbeing of staff, students and the wider community.
Staff can access the full range of health safety and wellbeing initiatives via the MyUSC intranet.