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Staff Zone

Good staff well-being is essential for cultivating a mentally healthy school, for retaining and motivating staff and for promoting pupil well-being and attainment.


Good staff wellbeing is essential for cultivating a mentally healthy school, for retaining and motivating staff and for promoting pupil wellbeing and attainment.


Explore this section:

   A FREE GUIDE – How to look after your mental health

It’s important to take care of yourself and get the most from life. Below is a link to a FREE guide put together by MentalHealth.org based around 10 practical ways to look after your mental health. Making simple changes to how you live doesn’t need to cost a fortune or take up loads of time. Anyone can follow this advice. Why not start today?

www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-to-mental-health

   Do you know about the 5 Ways to Wellbeing?

There are simple ways that we can all use to make a difference to the way we feel, think and react to life’s ups and downs.

The 5 Ways to Wellbeing are tried and tested actions to improve both mental and physical wellbeing. It takes a bit of practice to build them into your life, but they are fun and these small changes can make a real difference. (Elaine Michel, Director of Public Health)

The ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ are to ‘Connect’, ‘Be Active’, ‘Take Notice’,’Keep Learning’ and ‘Give’.

Explore the 5 ways with children, young people, parents/carers and staff. Share ideas and think about the simple ways to support positive mental wellbeing.

   External Agency Support

Click below to check out our repository of useful links, contacts, and organisations that support different elements of Children's and Young People's Emotional and Mental Health. It's constantly growing so give it a go!

(Don't forget to try the search function!)

External agency support

   Staff Wellbeing – A Whole School Approach

MentallyHealthySchools.org has a raft of resources, starting points, questions and ideas that can help schools develop and embed a Whole School Approach across the entire scope of the school - including governance and leadership, school culture and environment, creating a Wellbeing policy, and 1-to-1 support for staff in need.

You can get hold of the resources here - https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/whole-school-approach/supporting-staff-wellbeing/