The emotional health of a school goes beyond just the well-being of individuals. It can be seen as a cycle where stress coming into the system from outside affects the whole school, the team as a whole, individuals and then the pupils.
The good news is that we can make changes at all parts of this cycle to improve the wellbeing of staff and pupils:
- Organisational health: how the school leadership team supports the rest of the team via policies around well-being, workload, and work-life balance.
- Staff team: identifying shared values, and developing a wellbeing culture of mutual support.
- Individual: how individuals recognise stress triggers and use effective coping strategies.
- Pupil wellbeing: understanding pupil mental health and being emotionally available for support.
Our face-to-face training brings together staff from schools and colleges from around the county. Our training is engaging and fast-paced, but we also allow plenty of time for discussion and sharing of good practices between settings.
Guidance on carrying out a stress risk assessment in school:
Download the Department for Education staff wellbeing charter:
Recommendations from the OFSTED research into teacher wellbeing:
Workplace stress indicator tools from the Health and Safety Executive:
A screening tool for individual general well-being:
Following attendance at this session, we also offer the opportunity to come to regular peer support sessions with people from other schools who have completed the training. The aims of these sessions are to provide space to come together to discuss good practice, successes and challenges in implementing your ideas for supporting wellbeing in your setting.
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The Lancashire Emotional Health in Schools and Colleges service is dedicated to promoting mental and emotional well-being among students and staff in educational institutions across Lancashire. Our team of experienced professionals, work collaboratively to provide comprehensive support.
By partnering with schools and colleges, we seek to create a positive ripple effect that not only benefits individuals but also contributes to a healthier, more vibrant Lancashire community.