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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!

   ‘Switching off over summer’

Have you seen Education Support's recent webinar yet 'Switching off over summer'? Watch now for takeaway tips and techniques, ready to make the most of your well-deserved summer holiday. ...Read 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


A brilliant time was had at the first conference of the year. Great speakers and representatives. @DerbyOppArea @beingbrilliant @actnforchildren @DCCTSuperSchool @BridgetheGapFW @musicmind @kooth_plc @catharsisbiz @myinternalworld @Andrew_BlackAOB . ...Read more

   #International Women’s day#2022

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NB: Did you know kindness can help reduce stress and improve our emotional wellbeing? Research shows that being kind has clear benefits for our mental health. Find out more about what these benefits are from the kindness matters guide ...Read more

   #SelfCareSummer – Anna Freud NCCF@AFNCCF

Are you ready for #SelfCareSummer? We have created packs for schools to help young people find strategies to support their mental health and wellbeing over the holidays, and we have also created a self-care toolkit for staff. Download now ...Read more


It's #StressAwarenessMonth and @StressMgtSoc are encouraging everyone to pick one action for their physical, mental and emotional ...Read more


World Kindness Day is coming up on November 13th. Follow the link for some help...Read more

   12 Days of Winter Wellbeing

Head over to twitter and check out their 12 tips for winter wellbeing. Here is Day 1. ...Read more

   5 Ways to Wellbeing

NB: 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

   A good work-life balance

Anxiety can become a vicious cycle that’s hard to break out of. In a recent survey 29% of people said work was a source of anxiety, so it's important to keep a healthy work-life balance. Mental Health Foundation have got some useful tips: ...Read more

   Action for Happiness

Even when facing difficult times, we can still take positive steps forward and find reasons to be hopeful Join for ...Read more

   Advice for loneliness

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek#IveBeenThere#Lonliness Here is some practical advice and tips on how to help yourself or others if you or they are feeling lonely. 1. Keep in touch with those around you Talk to friends and family. Sometimes a fr...Read more

   Anger management for staff in schools

Much attention is given to the need for school staff to manage student behaviour and anger. This resource from Education Support will cover this, but also how to deal with your own anger and that of colleagues. There is also information on what school leaders can do to support staff. ...Read more

   Boundaries, Rest and Letting go

NB: EducationSupport We’re bringing together a panel of experienced #teachers, #HR leads and ...Read more

   Burnout: recognising the signs and protecting yourself

NB: The term burnout was originally coined in the 1970s to describe the consequences of ‘severe stress and high ideals’ among the helping professions. These are fields where many feel a high level of moral purpose, a dedication to making a diffe...Read more

   Derby City Schools Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference

“Securing a strong mental health and wellbeing culture for your pupils and staff” Tuesday 15th March 2022 9am-3.45pm at Pride Park Stadium DE24 8XL This conference is for Designated Senior Mental Health Leads, Senior Leaders, Past...Read more

   Derby OA Inclusion Conference & Showcase

Schools are invited to attend the following conferences. Places are funded through the OA Inclusion Programme so they’re free to attend and schools are welcome to bring along several members of staff including Head Teachers, Senior Leaders, Behaviour Leads, SENCOs, Pastoral Leads, Governors, T...Read more

   Derby Wellbeing 365

Derby's school staff can access free wellbeing support via the new Derby Wellbeing 365 website: ...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

   Don’t forget to book on….

Derby City Schools Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference Securing a strong mental health and wellbeing culture for your pupils and staff Tuesday 15th March 202...Read more

   Emotional Health Training Newsletter 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: Follow the link for a wealth of resources. ...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: 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

   Five ways to increase your happiness in 2022

NB: Top tips from the young teachers from Danielle aged 4 ...Read more

   From Mental Health to Mental Wealth At the art of brilliance their NEW Wellbeing Award can transform your team’s mental health! They want people to feel confident, resilient, creative, motivated, empathetic, agile, & who have real purpose in their lives. This programme equips them! Full d...Read more

   Have you booked your place?

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   Listen to this year’s #MentalHealthMinute

NB: 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

   Looking after your Mental Health

NB: Mental have lots of how-to... guides which include lots of evidence-based information on different ways that you can help to look after your mental health. They're all free to read online and download, or you can buy printed c...Read more

   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 ...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. ...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. ...Read more

   Mental Health Masterclasses

NB: Please note there is a cost for the masterclasse...Read more

   Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Awareness Week resources. Check out this selection of @beingbrilliant books. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek#Lonliness NB: Paid for resources ...Read more

   Mental health resources for children, students, parents, carers and school/college staff ...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

   Mental Health Tips 2023

Happy New Year from Emotionally Healthy Schools. 🎆 share some tips to help you protect your mental health in 2023: ...Read more

   MHFA England – 2022 Round-up:

Mental Health First Aid England would like to share their top five most downloaded resources to help benefit you and your workplaces wellbeing throughout 2023. ...Read more

   Monthly Mindfulness 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

   My Whole Self MOT

We know that at this time of year juggling work and home life can be stressful. Why not use our My Whole Self MOT tool to check in with yourself and support others during this busy time. 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 a...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

   Prioritising your Mental Health and wellbeing as School staff

A moment to prioritise your mental health and wellbeing! This free interactive online webinar event is designed to be a moment for you to reflect on the ways you look after your mental health and wellbeing, find out tips on building more opportunities for rest in your ...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

   Rest & Recovery

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   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 ...Read more

   School Mental Health Specialist -DFE Assured

@Minds_Ahead - Train whilst you work. When we researched the School Mental Health Specialist programme, we found that headteachers want to have a member of staff on site, working for them as a part of their team, trained in ...Read more

   Self care Sunday

NB: Education Support Self care Sunday – take time for yourself to relax and recharge. It's absolutely ok to do so ...Read more

   Self-Care isn’t selfish

As a new academic year begins remember selfcare is not selfish. Read below how to prioritise selfcare: ...Read more

   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. ...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 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

   Stress Awareness Day

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   Stress-busting tips: how to stay calm and in control

Education Support's webinar will offer practical advice and support for teachers and education staff. Follow the link to book your place: ...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

   Supporting each other:

How staff can help each other with mental health and wellbeing ...Read more

   Supporting each other: how staff can help each other with mental health and wellbeing

Get yourself booked onto this free webinar taking place: Tuesday 8th February 4-5pm 🕔 Get your FREE ticket here: ...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 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

   Teacher Wellbeing

Art of Brilliance, a local Derby company, has been commissioned by the Opportunity Area Board to provide ad...Read more

   The art of giving up…

NB: Dr Andy Cope @beingbrilliant An interesting blog post... ...Read more

   The fifth Wellbeing Workout session is today at 4pm!

The Wellbeing Workout is designed as a mental health ‘6-pack...Read more

   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: ...Read more

   The Wellbeing Workout kicks off today at 4pm……

The Wellbeing Workout is designed as a mental health ‘6-pack’. The 6 webinar programme is designed to equip you with knowledge, skills and know-how to upgrade to ‘best possible self’ more often... and it starts today at 4pm.The We...Read more

   Time to talk day

@Rethink_@MindCharity #TimeToTalkDay Make space on February 2 to talk to someone about Mental Health. Talk about how you fe...Read more

   Top 5 tips for avoiding back-to-school burnout

NB: 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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   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 situat...Read more

   Upcoming FREE webinars on mental health in school and colleges​

Webinars for teachers, school and college leaders ...Read more

   Wellbeing & Mental Health of Teachers & Education Staff

NB: Education Support offer a range of free support to all school staff . They promote this service as much as possible in Mental Health Leads’ Network meetings and receive nothing but excellent feedback on the articles and helpline support that ...Read more

   Wellbeing workout reminder, second session is today.

The second Wellbeing Workout session is today at 4 pm...Read more

   What are you doing to look after yourself this weekend?

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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...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

   World Mental Health Day 2023 The theme for 2023, set by the World Foundation of Mental Health, is ‘Mental health is a univers...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