Staying healthy at work - services for UCL staff
The following guidance has been provided to support you in the workplace.
Eye tests for DSE users
Temporary suspension of the service
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, requests for eye care vouchers and routine eye test are temporarily suspended. Any vouchers previously issued will be honoured beyond their stated validity period, upon a return to normal service.
If you are a key worker and consider that you have an urgent, and essential requirement for a sight test or glasses please email at email@example.com.
UCL recognises its duty to comply with the Health & Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 amended (2002), which includes provision for eye tests and spectacles required specifically for use with Display Screen Equipment (DSE).
Confidential information, support and counselling service
UCL have partnered with Care First to provide an employee assistance programme (EAP), offering confidential information, advice and counselling services to our staff and students. Support for staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Good health in the office
- The art of sitting (external link) Advice on finding the correct sitting posture at your desk
Supporting wellbeing at UCL
Pressure is a fact of life and can be a positive force, motivating you into action and providing energy. At UCL, within Occupational Health and Wellbeing, there is a dedicated wellbeing team providing access to relevant services and resources to staff and students. There is also a network across UCL of Wellbeing Champions based in departments across UCL.
Online cognitive behaviour therapy
UCL are offering SilverCloud - an online cognitive behaviour therapy tool available to staff and PhD students to target stress, depression, anxiety and negative body image.
Responding to accidental exposure to blood and body fluids
What to do if you are exposed to human blood or bodily fluids. Please see the guide below.