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Resources

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.

Teacher helping a student

Teacher wellbeing can be overlooked as a ‘nice to have’ rather than as essential. But, from an organisational perspective, employee wellbeing is an important factor in quality, performance and productivity.

Woman with head in her hands

Our 2019 Teacher Wellbeing Index revealed that 72% of education professionals describe themselves as stressed. Check out these practical techniques for teachers and education staff on how to handle stress.

Gail Kinman - wellbeing of higher education staff

Our CEO Sinéad Mc Brearty is joined by Professor Gail Kinman, Birkbeck, University of London, an occupational health psychologist and leading light on research on wellbeing in the higher education workforce. They discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the wellbeing of higher education staff and what can be done to support them. 

Top tips on sleep - teachers and education staff

Good quality sleep is what we need to counteract the instability, uncertainty and high levels of anxiety that seem to permeate our everyday lives during this pandemic. If you are struggling to get this much needed sleep this advice might help. 

Coping with bereavement - teachers and education staff

Our CEO Sinéad Mc Brearty is joined by Clinical Psychologist and Director of The Loss Foundation, Dr Erin Hope Thompson to talk about dealing with bereavement in the context of the current lockdown, with a particular focus on how this impacts on teachers and education staff.

Nick Juba - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College  - staff wellbeing in further education

In the first of our ‘in conversation’ videos, Education Support’s CEO Sinéad Mc Brearty speaks with Nick Juba, CEO of Greater Brighton Metropolitan College about his perspective on staff wellbeing issues in further education.

Grief - teachers and education staff

Based on the work of Dr William Worden, psychotherapist Ben Amponsah outlines ways teachers and education staff can manage feelings of grief and loss at this time of uncertainty and huge changes to our way of life.

Isolation - teachers and education staff

In this short video from Channel 4 News Doctor Radha Modgil, an NHS GP, gives advice on how people can stay mentally healthy and happy while in self-isolation. 

 

 

Phases of grief - teachers and education staff

In this short video from The Loss Foundation Dr Kirsten Smith, Clinical Psychologist and research fellow at Oxford University, talks through the phases of grief, helping you better understand what grief and bereavement can look like.