UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Support and Wellbeing


EDIi painting by Diana Margot Rosentahl

GOS ICH EDI support  

UCL’s report and support program 

Staff’s support pages 

  • Staff Assistance Programme 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year support. Confidential support that is provided independent from UCL  No cost to you  Professional consultation, counselling, information, resources and referrals to services in your local area  No limit to the number of issues you can get support on  Accessible via phone: 0800 197 4510 Online: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/health-wellbeing/occupational-health/employee-assistanceprogramme-eap 
  • Silver Cloud All staff and PhD students have free access to SilverCloud, an online cognitive behaviour therapy tool targeting stress, depression, anxiety and negative body image.   Access SilverCloud, select the programme you wish to follow and register with your UCL email address. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/online-cbt-tools 
  • Trade Unions UCL recognises three campus trade unions including UNISON, UNITE and UCU. Staff who are members can contact them for support and advice.   UNISON: https://www.unison.org.uk/UNITE: https://unitetheunion.org/  UCU: https://www.ucu.org.uk/ 
  • Staff Wellbeing Wellbeing at UCL is the five-year wellbeing strategy for the whole UCL community.   UCL has a staff wellbeing hub where you can find a variety of initiatives developed to support our staff.  https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/health-wellbeing/wellbeingucl 
  • Rape Crisis Outreach Worker Can see female students affected by sexual misconduct for confidential one-to-one appointments in person or via phone. The Outreach Worker can assist with discussing the impact of the incident; options and process reporting to the police; signpost or refer to therapeutic support. To make an appointment, please contact SSW through the drop-in sessions, call +44 (0) 20 7679 0100 or email student.wellbeing@ucl.ac.uk and note 'appointment with Rape Crisis Outreach Worker.' 
  • Workplace well-being website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/workplace-health 

Currently, a number of resources on self-care are available through Remote, not Distant: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/covid-19-support/remote-not-distant-ucl