Starting the school term well – a toolkit for teachers

Education Support is a UK charity dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of teachers and education staff in schools, colleges and universities. As the new school term gets underway, we asked Emily Kenneally, Content & Media Manager at Education Support, to share her best tips and advice for looking after your mental wellbeing all year round. Education Support

As you transition into a new academic term, wouldn’t it be great to have some practical advice and useful tools to help you maintain a healthy mind?

That’s why we’ve put together our latest toolkit which features a range of valuable resources to accompany you through the school year and provide practical support to you and your colleagues along the way.

In this toolkit you’ll find guides and tools that cover a range of topics, from maintaining healthy habits and nurturing workplace connections to setting clear boundaries that ensure a healthy work-life balance. We also recognise the significance of school leaders and managers in shaping good team cultures. That’s why we’ve included resources tailored specifically to their roles in this toolkit.

However, remember that our support doesn’t stop with this toolkit. Education Support is here for you all year round. For teachers and education staff, we offer a free emotional support helpline, available 24/7 at 08000 562 561. Why not consider placing our helpline poster, available in both English and Welsh, in shared areas like the staffroom or staff toilets? It’s a simple way to remind everyone that support is available.

And don’t forget to explore Education Support’s website, which is jam-packed with expert led content and services, designed to keep you and your team on track throughout the whole school year.

School staff in Wales can access wellbeing support at no cost to them from Education Support’s Staff Wellbeing Service. Find out more and sign-up here.

Education Support have recently released the Teacher Wellbeing Index 2023, which reveals a large increase in the number of school teachers and senior leaders reporting their organisational culture has a negative effect on their wellbeing. Take a look at the report here.

Resources in this toolkit: