UCL Human Resources


Connect with colleagues

It can be difficult to know where to meet colleagues outside of your team or department. Below, are opportunities available at UCL for staff to connect.

Evidence shows that connections with others promotes positive mental health and wellbeing. They can help build a sense of belonging, self-worth and confidence. They also provide the opportunity to share experiences, give and seek emotional support. 


Wellbeing Champions - find a wellbeing champion if you need someone to talk to or want to find out what’s happening in your local area. Join our network of wellbeing champions and support implementing wellbeing in your area. Meet like-minded colleagues who share an interested in wellbeing.  

Mental Health First Aiders - contact a trained colleague if you need support with your mental health or someone to talk to. They will be able to tell you about resources that can support your mental health and wellbeing. MHFA trained already? Join or network. 

Sustainability opportunities - connect with colleagues and students over your passion for sustainability. Find your Faculty Lead Green Champion to join or create a Green Impact or LEAF team. 

Staff Equality Networks - open to all staff, the networks offer a space for colleagues with shared identities and backgrounds to connect. Keep up to date with news, events, publications and news stories shared by network members. 

Communities of Practice - become a member of a Community of Practice and meet colleagues across UCL. Collaborate, share knowledge and develop your practice.  

Ideas to promote connections with colleagues

Looking to improve connections in your area? Read below about wellbeing initiatives led by colleagues and be inspired to run your own.