Teacher Wellbeing in Wales: getting ready for the Easter break | Education Support
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Teacher Wellbeing in Wales: getting ready for the Easter break

This engaging webinar for teachers and school staff provides practical tips on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing, as you head into the Easter break.

Our Director of Programmes, Faye McGuinness joined by Dr Erin Hope Thompson, Chief Executive, the Loss Foundation, and Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, King’s College London. Topics covered include rest and recuperation, and dealing with loss and trauma. 

Video with Welsh subtitles 

Speaker biographies

Faye McGuinness, Director of Programmes, Education Support

Rest and recuperation is essential for good mental health. Faye will provide practical information, tips and advice on how teachers, and school staff, can prepare to look after their mental health and wellbeing during the Easter break.  

Dr Erin Hope Thompson, Chief Executive, The Loss Foundation

Over the past 12-months teachers, and school staff, have felt a great deal of loss in various ways including loss of connection with colleagues and pupils, loss of autonomy over decisions that have been made and loss of colleagues, friends and family. Erin will talk about loss across these different dimensions and share a physiological model of loss to discuss.

Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, Kings College London

Neil will talk about how to best support staff engaged in highly challenging work. Neil will also talk about lessons from other sectors that might be relevant to the educational sector. This will cover subjects such as trauma, secondary trauma and moral injury.