The launch of the new ‘Wellbeing’ website is the latest innovation from Healthy College Manager Jane Marshall, in her bid to provide a fresh and forward thinking approach to health for staff and students at Bradford College.
The new ‘Wellbeing’ website provides an online source of information and advice on over 200 wellbeing-related topics, as well as signposts to sources of help available within the College. Topics include: Health Matters, Relaxation, Fitness, Diet, Exercise, Lifestyle, Money Worries, Disability and Pregnancy.
A free mobile phone app version of the website is available on iPhone, Android and Blackberry, enabling students and staff to access information on the go.
Commenting on the new online resource, Healthy College Manager, Jane Marshall said: “The new ‘Wellbeing’ website is a fantastic resource – and the feedback we’ve had from staff and students has been amazing!”
“There’s a variety of different health topics covering both emotional and physical information, giving users advice based on their current feelings or what’s on their mind.”
Jane continued: “Whilst there are 200+ wellbeing-related topics consisting of 50,000 words, no more than five pieces of information are presented at any one time.”
Christian McGrath, Staff Development Office has been accessing the online resources and added: “I love the straightforward simplicity of the site. The graphical icons make it so easy to use. You instantly know which face to click on to get further information. Behind each face is a straightforward layout that gives you clear and concise information about what you need to do to help yourself or get help off others.”
Public Service Student, Reece Brennan credits the new Wellbeing website with helping to reduce his alcohol and cigarette consumption. Tutor Gary Bradwell highlighted the online website to Reece and other Public Service Students, who have found it to be an invaluable source of help, support and advice.
Student Reece Brennan said: “It’s a brilliant resource! It’s full of really useful information and advice. I often click on the emotion icons depending on my mood and find good advice on how to improve my mood and feelings.”
Reece Brennan continued: “I’ve also been using it as a quick reference guide for the ‘Health, Fitness and Lifestyles’ unit I’m studying at the moment. It’s easy to use and navigate around and having an app I can access from my smartphone is an added bonus.”
The website also contains task-based advice built around every-day tasks, such as: dealing with emails, writing reports or attending meetings - and tips on how to manage these activities.
Lead Occupational Health Specialist Practitioner, Rita E.Ogden concluded: “I think the new Wellbeing website will be of real benefit to both staff and students at Bradford College. It will help to signpost individuals to specific information which could help them to manage workloads, address health issues and feel more productive at work.”
To find our more about the innovative new website visit: www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/wellbeing
To download the free app, visit the app store and type: ‘my wellbeing’