Education Support Partnership 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 it with colleagues.
Supporting staff wellbeing in further education
If you’re working in further education, you’re not just supporting learners to achieve their aspirations and develop the skills they’ll need for the future workforce; you’re also supporting them in coping with the demands of the workplace. But it’s really important to look after your own mental health and wellbeing too.
So, we asked the Education and Training Foundation and Education Support Partnership to put together a list of resources, courses and publications that they’d recommend for staff in further education. These resources are drawn from across the public sector and are a good starting point – and we hope to add more resources shortly.
We hope you’ll find something helpful, and we’d love to know if you do.
Resources in this toolkit:
A public pledge can be a good way to demonstrate that mental health and wellbeing is a priority in your organisation. This charter provides a short, clear set of principles that colleges can commit to in promoting good mental health of both staff and students.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England offers a variety of training for employers across the UK. This one day workplace course will qualify you as a Mental Health First Aid Champion.
For those who work in education, stress can seem a major part of daily life. HSE's Talking Toolkit for schools helps to address this by enabling simple, practical conversations with school employees.