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Staff Health and Wellbeing

By enhancing staff mental health and wellbeing, schools will be investing in their future by increasing staff retention rates and ensuring a consistent teaching experience for children and young people.

A key part of the Whole School Approach to Emotional and Mental wellbeing is recognising the vital importance of ensuring that adults involved in Children and Young People's Emotional and Mental Health also feel supported and empowered in their own.

We have developed/collected the resources here below to support that effort. Check out our dedicated Staff Zone for more!

   “June Tired”

It is not uncommon to hear teachers and other educators talk about being “June tired” — the way they typically feel in June after a full...Read more

   5 Ways to Wellbeing

NB: www.mentalhealth-uk.org The ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ are a set of pillars which are key to improving our mental health. Modelled by the New Economics Foundation, they’re geared around themes of social connectedness, physical activity, awareness, learn...Read more

   6 days to go.. #WMHD

Don't forget to purchase you green badge in support of #worldmentalhealthday The green ribbon is the symbol of mental health awareness. ...Read more

   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...Read more

   Emotional Health Training Newsletter

https://derbyandderbyshireemotionalhealthandwellbeing.uk/ Emotio...Read more

   Emotional Support

 Education Support @EdSupportUK Don't forget. Our free and confidential helpline is here for you and your colleagues throughout the summer. 08000 562 561. Call us. We’ll listen. ...Read more

   Evidence-informed solutions to improve student and staff mental health

NB: www.mentallywellschools.co.uk Follow the link for a wealth of resources. https://mentallywellschools.co.uk/free-resources/?nowprocket=1 ...Read more

   Exercise can be a great way to boost your wellbeing.

What can you do to get active over the summer? #SelfCare#MentalHealthAwareness ...Read more

   Feeling Stressed?

NB: Nhs.co.uk Every Mind Matters Stress is something everyone feels at times, and there are all kinds of stressful situations that can be a part of daily life. Low-level stress can even be helpful or motivat...Read more

   Listen to this year’s #MentalHealthMinute

NB: www.giveusashout.org Over 500 radio stations across the UK united at 10:59am on Friday 14th May to play this year's #MentalHealthMinute in unison. This year’s Minute featured the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, David Beckham, Dame Shirley Bassey, Joanna Lumley, ...Read more

   Mental Health & Wellbeing resources

A whole host of great resources to support you individually and your colleagues on Education support's new revamped website. https://www.educationsupport.org.uk/resources/ ...Read more

   Mental Health in an Unequal World

3 days to go..... Follow the link for a free downloadable document with educational content, with the help of collaborators from all over the world. www.wmhd2021.com/index.php ...Read more

   Mental Health Support for Derby City Staff

All Derby City employees can use the below log in details to access a wide range of free support through an EAP (Employee Assistance Programme). Services available range from Online Counselling, news stories/case studies, help with money management and much more. ...Read more

   Monthly Mindfulness

https://derbyandderbyshireemotionalhealthandwellbeing.uk/ For Derbyshire and Derby City Professionals working with Children and Young People and Council Employees: Friday 30 July 2021 – 14:00 -15:00...Read more

   Nutrition and Mood

NB: First Steps Delivered by Grace Taylor from First Steps Eating Disorders Nutrition and Mood is CPD accredited training that explores influential factors such as the principles of healthy eating and the importa...Read more

   Prioritising Staff Mental Health & Wellbeing

Want to show your commitment to staff mental health and wellbeing? Make a start with Education Support's planning tool ...Read more

   Questions for school leaders and governors

Below are a number of useful questions for School Leaders and Governors to consider when implementing policies, procedures and guidance relating to the emotional and mental health of their staff. They cover topics are such as Governance, confidence, support, training and a whole schoo...Read more

   School leaders wellbeing support

Education support are offering limited free spaces to services focused on improving your mental health and wellbeing. Please follow the link www.educationsupport.org.uk/helping-your-staff/school-leaders-wellbeing-service ...Read more

   Self-Care isn’t selfish

As a new academic year begins remember selfcare is not selfish. Read below how to prioritise selfcare: https://t.co/F6tTojGHHy?amp=1 ...Read more

   Shout’s ‘Little book of coping skills’

Shout 85258’s ‘Little Book of Coping Skills’ as seen from the things our texters tell Shout Volunteers they’ll do to help them feel better after a conversation. Whether you’re feeling anxious, stressed, worried, overwhelmed or low, this booklet has plenty of tips and techniqu...Read more

   Something quick to try…

The experience of happiness rises if you, once a day, write down, draw or think about 3 good things about yourself and your life - big or small. It could be thoughts, experiences or actions. You have to do it every day at the end of the day for at least a month in order to feel the effect, and t...Read more

   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...Read more

   Support is available

All Derby City employees can use the below log in details to access a wide range of free support through an EAP (Employee Assistance Programme). Services available range from Online Counselling, news stories/case studies, help with money management and much more. ...Read more

   Taking Care of Teachers

NB: Education Support Get the tools you need to create a school culture that prioritises the mental health and wellbeing of teachers & all staff including: Staff wellbeing audit Mental health plan template Chec...Read more

   Teacher wellbeing

www.educationsupport.org.uk As you prepare for the Summer break watch this webinar to support your wellbeing during this period. ...Read more

   Teacher Wellbeing

There's still time for you to get your ticket for Education Support webinar tomorrow, hosted with @AcademyTrust! Hear from their panel of experts and find out how to prioritise mental health and wellbeing in schools. Get your free ticket now ...Read more

   Top 5 tips for avoiding back-to-school burnout

NB: www.educationsupport.org Victoria Hewett, teacher, education blogger and author of 'Making it as a a Teacher,' shares tips to help maintain your wellbeing in the new school year. ...Read more

   Top tips to look after your Mental Health throughout the School day.

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   What are you doing to look after yourself this weekend?

NB: www.educationsupport.org ...Read more

   What is stress?

NB: Stress Management Society Have you ever found yourself in a situation where your to-do list seems endless, deadlines are fast approaching and you find yourself saying ‘Eek! I feel stressed!’? But what is stress really, and how does it affe...Read more

   Workplace Culture Change

NB: Mental Health First Aid England How often do you check in with your colleagues about their wellbeing? Our #MyWholeSelf MOT is a free guide that will help you check in on your own and others’ mental h...Read more

   Your Mental Health

A range of content designed to give you more information about mental health and to help you to look after your mental health. There are podcasts, videos, inspiring stories and information about getting help if you're struggling. ...Read more

   Your Mind Plan

This quiz was developed by public health England as a part of their ‘Every Mind Matters’ campaign. It includes 5 quick questions which, depending on your answers, will help build you a practical plan that you can use to maintain and improve your mental health and wellbeing. Take th...Read more