Working towards Mentally Healthy Schools and FE Colleges
Recovery, Re-introduction and Renewal: Safe and Successful Returns to School - This handbook has been created by Whole School SEND, Nasen, the DfE and colleagues from the Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP) and has a checklist and reflective tool that uses the Five Key Principles of Recovery, (a national framework based on psychological models of resilience, growth and recovery and positive psychology) which can be applied at a whole school, group and individual level to promote healthy recovery during the ‘return to school’ phase.
Wellbeing for Teachers Newsletter - This newsletter by the Wellbeing Service has advice to help staff look after their wellbeing.
5 Steps to Mental Health and wellbeing - Tips for staff from the Anna Freud website.
Training and Webinars
Supporting Your Staff Group or Team YouTube Webinar - A 52 minute webinar that addresses challenges that school leaders face, helping them to:
- Understand the needs of vulnerable staff,
- Develop knowledge about core beliefs/behaviours that build resilient organisations,
- Support leaders to consider how they can support the wellbeing of their team, and individuals,
- The importance of looking after your own wellbeing.
Supporting Wellbeing Across the School Webinar Part 1
Supporting Wellbeing Across the School Webinar Part 2
These two 31 minute webinars focus on:
- Looking after your own wellbeing, the wellbeing of others
- Supporting the wellbeing of young people.
Staff Wellbeing and Resilience - A 33 minute webinar that looks at how Covid has impacted our wellbeing, identifying wellbeing issues and improving day to day wellbeing.
5 Steps in Supporting Staff Webinar - Useful Youtube webinar for staff wellbeing from MindEd.
Helpline for teachers:
Teachers and education staff can call the Education Support helpline, to talk through all kinds of concerns. The helpline offers free and confidential support.
When you call the number, you’ll get advice from a qualified counsellor.
Who can use the Education Support helpline?
Any serving, former or retired member of staff who has worked in any part of the education sector including but not limited to Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Further, Higher, Adult and/or Prison education sector.
Call the Education Support line on 08000 562 561 or email: email@example.com
School staff who are concerned about the mental health of a child or young person should speak to their Primary Mental Health Worker or Mental Health Support Team (MHST) for advice and support.