Employee Assistance Programme (PAM)

Aston has partnered with PAM Assist to bring you a new Employee Assistance Programme. They provide confidential support for various matters, including:

  • Managing money
  • Having a family
  • Moving house
  • Personal life
  • Retirement
  • Work life
  • Returning to work after a break
  • Family crises
  • Personal crises
  • Healthy Choices
  • Illness​​​​​​

They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • Register using the Sign Up
  • Insert your organisational code: 1lifewellness
  • Create your login account details using your work email address and use a secure password.

​​​​​If you are coming from the old version of the PAM Assist App:

  • Please use your previous PAM Assist password.
  • Validate your account via the notification email.
  • Login using the email address and password created when registering.

You can make use of them by calling 0800 882 4102 or going to www.pam-assist.co.uk. 

BHSF Health Cash Plans and Life and Cancer Cover

A BHSF health cash plan enables employees to receive cash payments towards everyday healthcare costs. A BHSF health cash plan can help with the cost of:

  • Dental Treatment
  • Eyesight tests, new glasses or contact lenses
  • Professional therapy treatments
  • Diagnostic health consultations
  • Plus many more benefits
  • An EAP to help with the stresses and strains of modern day life
  • Personal accident and injury benefit

A BHSF health cash plan can also include

Free eye examinations, contact lens checks and spectacle servicing

All Aston University staff and family members are welcome to book an eye examination and contact Eye and Hearing Clinics. For more information regarding our services or to book an appointment, please call 0121 204 3900, email eyecare@aston.ac.uk or visit our website Aston Eye & Hearing Clinics.

We are the largest optometry teaching centre in the world. Our students are taught in the clinic under close supervision by experienced practitioners. Appointments are longer than typically experienced on the ‘high street’ as every aspect of eye/ear health and vision/hearing is checked. These clinics allow the next generation of optometrists and audiologists to gain valuable clinical experience and for patients to receive thorough eye/ear care, using advanced instrumentation, in a comfortable and spacious setting.

Our appointments are available from October through to March.



Aston Gym Memberships

The Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre is a fantastic facility for staff to have at their workplace. Permanent members of staff can choose to pay their membership fee via their monthly salary or in a one off lump sum payment. Non permanent staff can still get Aston staff prices but must pay for the membership in one lump sum. Our staff memberships include:

  • Gym
  • Gym & Classes
  • All Inclusive
  • Simply Swim
  • Swim and Sauna

Staff members partners and children are also able to join for the same prices as Aston Staff. For more information on Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre, facilities and memberships, go to the Sport Aston webpage