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If you are a UNISON member with a work-related query or problem, first take a look at the UNISON Knowledge Base and sources of support.

Then you can confidentially:

If you would like to help support other members, you can become a UNISON Representative. All training is provided for free and time off work is paid. Contact the Branch Secretary for more information.

Other Sources of Support

  • Samaritans – “We offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you.” Call 116 123 (Free, 24 hours/day) or email jo@samaritans.org.
  • UNISON Member Support & Services – Available to all members of UNISON.
  • UNISON Knowledge Base – Up-to-date and legally checked information on employment rights and key issues affecting people in the workplace and at home.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Confidential counselling and support for all University of Bath staff, delivered at the RUH. Usually consists of a course of four sessions, each lasting 50 minutes.
  • Education Support Partnership – An independent service provided by a charity that supports all staff who work in education in the UK. They provide a 24/7 telephone and email helpline. They can offer counselling, coaching and immediate emotional support.
  • University of Bath Coaching Service – Access to internal and external coaches for University of Bath staff to help them address specific work-related challenges or career development. Internal and external coaches are available. May need sign off by line manager.
  • Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust – Access to therapy, counselling and courses for all who live in the local area.
  • Wellbeing College – Offer a variety of courses and support to help maintain good mental health, ranging from furniture repair to mindfulness. All courses are free or very low in cost. 1:1 sessions can be booked to consider wellbeing needs and goals.
  • Feel Good Bath – A directory website listing support groups and organisations in the Bath area.