Staff and student wellbeing

Links – Relevant Organisations

This section of the website provides links to relevant higher education and public health organisations.


AMOSSHE is the UK student services organisation. It informs and supports the leaders of Student Services in the UK, and represents, advocates for and promotes the student experience worldwide.

Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland)

The primary aim of the Department’s policy for higher education is to promote and sustain the development of an internationally competitive Higher Education sector, accessible to all who are able to benefit and which meets the needs of the Northern Ireland economy and wider society.

Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC)

The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) is a not-for-profit charity with a membership of over 200 universities and colleges, supporting sustainability within the UK tertiary education sector.

Faculty of Public Health

The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) is the standard setting body for specialists in public health in the United Kingdom. FPH is a strategic organisation and, as such, works collaboratively, drawing on the specialist skills, knowledge and experience of our members as well as building relationships with a wide range of external organisations.

Healthy FE & Skills Programme

This is the virtual home for the national Healthy Further Education and Skills programme which began life in 2009 as a sector quality improvement initiative.  It provides a support tool for education and training providers who want to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of their learners and staff as one of the ways they improve outcomes in learning. 

Higher Education Academy

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) provides value to the higher education sector by focusing attention on the contribution of teaching to the wider student learning experience.

Higher Education Funding Council for England

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) ‌aims to create and sustain the conditions for a world-leading system of higher education which transforms lives, strengthens the economy, and enriches society. 

Higher Education Funding Council for Wales

The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) regulates fee levels at universities, ensures a framework is in place for assessing the quality of higher education and scrutinises the performance of universities.

Improving performance through wellbeing and engagement

This HEFCE-funded project focused on staff performance, engagement and wellbeing – and finished in 2011. The legacy of the project has been handed over to the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA), which will take forward the work.

Leadership Foundation for Higher Education

The Leadership Foundation is committed to developing and improving the management and leadership skills of existing and future leaders of higher education. Wherever the opportunity arises we shall work in partnership with a range of organisations within and outside of higher education for the benefit of the sector.

Learning in Future Environments (LiFE)

Learning in Future Environments (LiFE) is a comprehensive performance improvement system developed specifically to help colleges and universities to manage, measure, improve and promote their social responsibility and sustainability performance. It has been developed and delivered by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges with generous support from its partners.

NHS Health Scotland

NHS Health Scotland is a national Health Board working with public, private and third sectors to reduce health inequalities and improve health.

Public Health England

Public Health England protects and improves the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reduces health inequalities. It is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department of Health.

Public Health Agency (Northern Ireland)

The Public Health Agency was established in 2009 to provide a renewed and enhanced focus on public health and wellbeing by bringing together a wide range of public health functions within one organisation. It is a multi-disciplinary, multi-professional body with a strong regional and local presence – focusing on: health and social wellbeing improvement; health protection; public health support to commissioning and policy development; and research and development.  

Public Health Wales

Public Health Wales aims to protect and improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities in Wales. It has launched its Healthy and Sustainable FE and HE Framework – which uses a matrix approach to map and assess progress in relation to six health-related topics that across four aspects of college and university life.

Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)

RSPH is an independent, multi-disciplinary charity dedicated to the improvement of the public’s health and wellbeing. Formed in October 2008 with the merger of the Royal Society of Health and the Royal Institute of Public Health, we help inform policy and practice, working to educate, empower and support communities and individuals to live healthily. Its vision is that everyone has the opportunity to optimise their health and wellbeing.

Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council

The Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council (SFC) is the national, strategic body that is responsible for funding teaching and learning provision, research and other activities in Scotland’s 25 colleges and 19 universities and higher education institutions

Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA)

UCEA is a membership organisation representing HE institutions in the UK as employers. It provides advice and guidance on employment matters relevant to the HE sector and supports effective employment relations, practice and reward strategies within its member HE providers. It also works to provide opportunities for members to develop their engagement and wellbeing practices.