Wellbeing for Teachers & Pupils
Wellbeing is increasingly being recognised as vital for effective learning. Stress, anxiety and other mental health issues are big barriers to both teaching and learning. But there’s lots you can do to help pupils and staff be more relaxed and happy, from using techniques such as breathing, meditation and yoga, to taking learning outdoors. We’ve been involved in the design and delivery of a number of wellbeing programmes in schools and behavioural units over the years and we’ve seen first-hand how they transform schools and greatly improve kids’ ability to learn.
Based on this knowledge and experience, we offer a variety of CPD that supports teachers to develop skills and strategies to improve their own mental health and wellbeing. It will also enable them to deliver a programme in their own schools to improve the wellbeing of other staff and pupils.
We're excited to offer Positive Intelligence, teaching you the science and practice of developing powerful mental muscles to approach life's challenges with much less stress and greater clarity and resilience.
If you’re interested in improving your own wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of your staff and pupils, then please get in touch and we can talk through the process in more detail. We can design a tailored a course to meet your specific needs.
We recognise that the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on teachers and education staff has been particularly acute. Schools and colleges closed during lockdown with rapid adjustments to online teaching; national examination cancellations; a lack of clear guidance from Government; the difficulty in implementing Covid-19 measures with limited resources; the concern of knowledge-loss for students as their learning is interrupted. All of this has taken place on against a backdrop of stressed students, colleagues, and parents, as well as the very real concerns about personal safety, trauma and bereavement.
Did you know that recent studies by Education Support, a UK charity dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of education staff, found that:
52% of all teachers felt their mental health and wellbeing had declined either considerably or a little, since the start of the pandemic.
84% of educational professionals described themselves as stressed.
74% of educational professionals have experienced behavioural, psychological or physical symptoms due to their work.
51% of all teachers said they had considered leaving the profession this year due to pressures on their health and wellbeing.
Do you relate to these statistics? Do you hope for a way to perform better without working so hard? Do you want to feel less stressed and have consistent happiness, even in tough times?
Let me introduce you to Positive Intelligence, a powerful tool, to help you achieve just that.