Former headteacher Dr. David Dixon discusses how instead of school leaders and staff kow-towing to ‘the system’, they should look to how the system can work for them to provide a broad and balanced curriculum and a happy environment for staff and students.
Various articles have been published this month about the mental health and wellbeing of education staff. We have reviewed them and picked out the best ones for you here.
After the recent Westminster attacks in London, we had a heavy reminder that the world has become an increasingly uncertain place. Here we share some techniques for discussing current events with your students.
Amidst the current 'epidemic’ of mental health issues in education, psychotherapist Bev Gold, outlines the benefits of talking therapies and how to access them.
Hannah Mathews leads on wellbeing at City of London Academy in Southwark. Here she outlines the work that has been done to improve staff wellbeing, morale and retention making the school a more positive place to work.
Teaching seems to attract a disproportionate amount of people prone to perfectionism. Alex Bell discusses why and what can be done about it.
How can teachers be expected to adequately support children’s mental wellbeing when their own is under such pressure? The oxygen mask approach!
Matt Butcher teacher, dad and blogger writes an emotional account of his difficult decision to leave teaching.
During January calls to our helpline increase. One of our helpline counsellors talks about the types of calls we receive and how we help the education staff who contact us in distress on a daily basis.
Teacher and researcher, Emma Kell, has identified key ways that can promote positive experiences of teaching and boost wellbeing in schools.
On Sunday 4th December, staff and supporters put on their Santa costumes and ran 5k to raise money for stressed education staff. Have a look at our Santas, reindeer & camel!
Staff wellbeing expert, Sue Hugo, explains why and how taking time out can help you to concentrate on and balance your workload better than ever.