Psychological safety audit

Psychological safety is vital for creating a culture that supports staff mental health and wellbeing. But what does it mean, and how can it be achieved?

Guides / 1 min read

Psychological safety is an essential component of organisational culture for any education institution that wants to prioritise the mental health and wellbeing of its staff.

So what is psychological safety?

Psychological safety at work means creating an environment where people:

  • Are trusted and feel safe
  • Can be honest with managers and colleagues
  • Are able to speak up when they need to
  • Have the freedom and security to try new things and make mistakes
  • Feel safe enough to be creative and take risks.

Safety and trust among colleges makes a huge difference to people’s performance. It’s about people being able to be themselves, in order to perform at their best without any risk to their mental wellbeing.

Our psychological safety audit is your starting point for helping your school, college or university develop a culture of psychological safety.

Read on to get started.

Download our audit tool

Employee Assistance Programme
Employee Assistance Programme
School and FE leaders' service
School and FE leaders' service