Our Frontline: Supporting educators’ mental health during the pandemic
Teachers and school staff, talk with someone who gets it.
Twinkl has teamed up with our partner Mind to support all school staff throughout the pandemic.
For free, confidential, emotional support, text KEYWORKER to 85258 or call 116 123, any time, night or day.
All in confidence with trained volunteers.
Discover more resources recommended for educators below.
Resources in this toolkit:
Sadly, you, someone you work with, or a learner, may have experienced a bereavement during the COVID-19 crisis. This guide will help you to be able to talk about death and grief which you may find useful.
When times are tough, having somebody listen to you without judgement can make a huge difference. Essential services staff who are working on the frontlines, such as teachers, can call the Samaritans for free to speak in confidence with a trained listening volunteer.
Shout provides a free 24/7 text support service for anyone who's a key worker during the coronavirus crisis, including teachers and education workers. Text KEYWORKER to 85258 to talk by text with a trained crisis volunteer.
Wellbeing for Educators
With the COVID-19 pandemic changing the way we live our lives day-to-day, these are difficult times to be working in the education sector. This guide from Bupa Foundation explores the concept of Personal Energy, which can help keep you feeling calm.
Education Support helpline
Education Support provides a free, confidential helpline for all teachers, lecturers and staff in England, Wales and Scotland. It’s available all day, every day, and the site has downloadable posters to share with colleagues.
Coronavirus and your wellbeing
This short guide from Mind explores some of the worries and difficulties you might experience due to the coronavirus pandemic, and some ways to ensure your mental health is protected. It will help you manage your own reaction to the crisis, and also help you to support your colleagues and students who may be struggling.
Supporting staff wellbeing
Good staff wellbeing is essential in education, and means that staff are better able, in turn, to support their pupils. This page from Mentally Healthy Schools has information, advice and links to quality-assured resources that can help.