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Self care techniques and resources for staff


Mental wellbeing practices

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Support for school or college staff 

Parents, carers and school staff can often be impacted by children’s mental health. These resources can help adults better support children, and also find the help that they themselves might need. 

  • Mentally Healthy Schools: a range of free coronavirus and mental health toolkits with useful resources and guidance to support school staff, parents and carers through the challenges they face as a result of the pandemic. This includes: 
    • Resources for managing anxiety and improving wellbeing 
    • Dealing with the effects of lockdown 
    • Resources for building resilience  
  • SecEd Headteacher Update: Best Practice Guide (2020) Focusing on Staff Wellbeing Post-lockdown and During the Full Return to School 

  • Family Links: Mental and Emotional Health in Schools: effective strategies and support for schools as they respond to the challenges of COVID-19 and its impact on the whole learning community: Free Online Course. 

  • Teacher Magazine: Teacher Wellbeing During COVID-19 

  • TES: Coronavirus and Schools: A one-stop-shop for teachers who want to know what impact the ongoing pandemic will have on their working lives. 
  • National Education Union:Coronavirus: What You Need to Know - Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing 

  • TES SEN Show: Supporting the Emotional and Mental Health of the Education Workforce free webinar. Suitable for all Key Stages. 

  • Schools’ Wellbeing Partnership: Mental health and wellbeing in primary schools –Preparing for Recovery: Self-review and Signposting Tool. 

  • Teacher Magazine Podcast:The Research Files Episode 62: Teacher Adaptability 

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