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Promoting staff wellbeing

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

Teacher in Classroom

Whether you are thinking about progressing your teaching career or changing focus to a non-teaching position in the education sector, the information below gives some tips on how to move through the career ladder.

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.

activities to manage stress - teachers and education staff

These ideas will decrease stress and improve your emotional wellbeing. 

Feeling stressed and anxious - teachers and education staff

Teachers and education staff endure greater job-related stress than other professionals, according to recent research. However there are a number of tools and techniques to help manage and reduce stress. 

managing technology - work life balance education staff

A good work-life balance is about being able to concentrate well on the task in hand whether at school or out of work and our devices can often prohibit this. For example, being out with your friends for dinner and being in the moment with them whether that is talking, listening and/or having fun, not being distracted by messages pinging up on our phone.

Work-life balance - teachers and education staff

For education staff to be able to perform well at work and be productive over the long run they need a good work-life balance ensuring that they get the right levels of sleep, nutrition and exercise.

Ideas for your wheel of life - teachers and education staff

Here are some ideas to help you create your Wheel of Life