Support for staff members with caring responsibilities at Strathclyde

We are a support group for staff members who have, intend to have, or have had caring responsibilities.

The support group encompasses staff members who care for someone  who is ill, old and/or frail, disabled or requiring significant assistance; care may be substantial or ad-hoc.

The support group meet meets every 8 weeks, providing the opportunity to network with other carers and share concerns and experiences. The group drives its own agenda, and carers therefore have the opportunity to suggest topics for discussion contribute to the topics discussed and suggest guest speakers.

With many of us working remotely, we have a drop in session via Zoom every 2nd Wednesday afternoon from 3.30pm until 4.15pm. These meetings are held by Lesley Storer, HR Adviser ( and Michelle McVey, Assistant HR Partner ( Should you wish to join these meetings please contact either Lesley or Michelle and they will provide you with the diary invite for the dates the meetings are to be held along with the Zoom meeting details.

Please note, this isn't the same as the carers meetings we have on campus, but is a means to keep the support network continuing under the current guidelines.


Come along to the carers group. 

You can also register as a Carer by updating your personal details, via the HR tab on PEGASUS.

Please see the Carer Policy.

Carers have access to other support, advice and assistance which includes: 

  • Staff Counselling and Employee Assistance Programme (PAM Assist): This programme is designed to help staff acquire the skills to deal with challenges to a balanced and productive life at work and home, which can be acute for our Carers. Benefits include: a telephone helpline, which is available 24/7; up to 6-face-to-face counselling sessions, which are offered near the staff member's home or place of work; and access to online resources, providing information and advice on a range of topics including the wellbeing of Carers.
  • Chaplaincy Centre: The Chaplaincy provides opportunities for Carers to spend time in worship, quiet thought, a community environment or meditation. The team of multi-faith Chaplains can provide assistance to Carers, which includes bereavement support.