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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

   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

   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 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

   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

   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

   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

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

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   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

   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