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Staff wellbeing in Higher Education research report
This research report looks at the positive and negative factors that influence the wellbeing of staff who work in higher education and how wellbeing in the sector could be improved.
Promoting staff wellbeing

Our factsheet outlines some key ways to promote staff wellbeing in an education environment. 

Say no

Many people are uncomfortable saying no because they do not want to disappoint others, have had negative experiences saying no in the past or don't want to be viewed as uncooperative.

Balancing rocks

Work-life balance is something that is often spoken about in the education sector, but is often difficult to achieve. Read our guide to help you find that ever-elusive sweet spot of a work-life balance.

Teacher in a classroom

Our comprehensive guide will help you build positive relationships at work, identify different types of relationships and suggest ways of managing challenging conversations.

Woman with head in her hands

We review the impact of allegations on staff health and wellbeing, how stress factors can be mitigated and provide advice on what support is available.

Teacher with a pupil

This guide provides advice and information on how to effectively manage classroom behaviour. 

Dealing with caring responsibilities - teachers and education staff

You are a carer if you provide (unpaid) support and care for someone who has an illness, disability, mental health problem or addiction. 

It can be difficult when relationships change to include caring responsibilities as often it is not what people wanted or expected (sometimes for both carer and the cared person).

As well as the additional tasks that can take time and sometimes physical effort there is also the emotional impact of seeing someone ill, having to look after them and also sometimes dealing with their resistance to being cared for.

how to deal with emotions - teachers and education staff

If you feel the following common difficult emotions that can make you feel overwhelmed, here are some things that can help. 

ABC model for managing stress - teachers and education staff

The ABC Cognitive Behavioural Tool is useful to work out what we are telling ourselves that feels life threatening when we get stressed or have emotional responses like anger, frustration and irritation.