Benefits of Teach Well Toolkit School Membership

All staff and governors are individual members.

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Teach Well Toolkit Programme 

5 Steps to a Whole-School Culture of Wellbeing and Mental Health

(Included in school membership)

Teach Well Toolkit Programme

5 Steps to a Whole-School Culture of Staff Wellbeing and Mental Health

Step 1: Identify the issues

Step 1: Is your school like Gabriela's or Khadija's?

Or somewhere in between? 

Gabriela
Toxic

-2 or -1


"There's no support for staff mental health. We have to solve our own problems. We're told, "If you can't cope, leave." Mental ill-health is seen as a weakness. Results are the most important thing in the school. Our own children and families are not considered." 

Lucy
Low

1


"Our school tries to help, But it's mainly one-off strategies, like cakes on Fridays. Leaders listen but nothing happens. If teachers are struggling, they are seen as being unable to control their class. Leaders are sympathetic but taking care is our responsibility."

Amir
Supportive

2


"My school isn't too bad. There are some whole-school strategies but they need to be coordinated. The level of support depends on your line manager. Leaders say that family time is important but this doesn't translate into a healthy work-life balance."

Sam
High

3


'I struck lucky when I moved to my new school. There is a staff mental health policy and it is taken seriously. Work and home life balance is valued. Leaders ask staff how they can reduce pressure and the SIP includes wellbeing and mental health strategies'.

Khadija

Flourishing

4


'My school is great! Staff mental health is regarded in the same way as physical health. Leaders share their personal struggles. Our home life is valued. There is a real sense that "We're all in this together". We all look out for each other.'

Step 2: Create action plan with the staff.

Step 3: Implement your action plan.

Step 4: Survey the staff again to review progress.

Step 5 Plan for second year.

 

 

One copy of 'Waters, S. Ed. (2021) 'Cultures of Staff Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools' Open University Press/McGraw-Hill is included in school membership. Or order it on Amazon by clicking on the button below. 

Mental Health Support for Staff

(Included in school and individual membership)

Mental Health Strategies


Mental Health Lead support. Build a culture of staff mental health.

Mindfulness Stress Reduction for Teachers (MSRT)


Online. With support, if you prefer. At your own pace.

Community Engagement


Involve the whole school community in improving mental health.