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Top tips to support children and young people

NB: Some children and young people would have enjoyed being off school, while others will have really struggled, keeping them at home and away from friends. Others may be coming to terms with family problems, loss or changes to their living situation. With nationwide and local restrictions being regularly reviewed, they may also have […]

Seven strategies for managing anxiety

NB: Psychotherapist, Ben Amponsah outlines seven key strategies to help teachers and education staff to manage anxiety during the coronavirus crisis. (This was put together on the first Lockdown) Still relevant today. Click for more useful tips.

Mental Health & Wellbeing in 5 simple steps

The Anna Freud Centre launched its free 5 Steps to Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework, which is an evidence-based tool which supports you to decide on your own approach to mental health and wellbeing in 5 simple steps. The 5 Steps are Leading Change, Working Together, Understanding Need, Promoting Wellbeing and Supporting Staff. Each of these steps includes two-six practical actions […]

The wait is over…

NB: The wait is over – our latest Teacher Wellbeing Index is now live! This report provides an insight into working lives of teachers and education staff under the shadow of Covid-19. Read it here:

Teacher Wellbeing

Art of Brilliance, a local Derby company, has been commissioned by the Opportunity Area Board to provide additional support for schools this year that has a key focus on helping teachers/staff understand how to take care of their own wellbeing and mental health. In this Covid-recovery period we are especially aware that school staff are […]