Staff Wellbeing 

We will offer two sessions per term in this academic year. See our training pages for more details 


Session resources 

Presentation slides  (from 2020/21 sessions)

Staff Wellbeing Support

Education support line 

No matter what you’re feeling, our free, confidential helpline is always here 24/7 with trained counsellors here to listen and help you find a way forward. Please do contact us if you need to.  Our Helpline number is 08000 562 561.

Schools Advisory Service

This is a staff absence insurance company and there is a cost involved but we’re told by heads using them that they have an excellent staff wellbeing package.


A Head / CEO specific support line set up by retired, experienced headteachers to listen and offer peer support.

Suggested resources

Useful websites, tools, resources and books

Take What You Need Tokens  - Dr Karen Treisman (more great resources on her website)

Here is a lovely way one school used the tokens: 

Picture of Karen Treisman's 'Take What You Need Tokens

8 ways to improve staff wellbeing - Dr Pooky Knightsmith

Covid-19 and the classroom - staff wellbeing   (impact report from education support line) 


A fabulous webinar from Pooky Knightsmith and a lovely guide too  (pdf)



Wellbeing Measurement for Schools - Staff Survey PDF (published March 2021 by Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families)

The DfE Staff Wellbeing Charter 

The education staff wellbeing charter is a declaration of support for, and set of commitments to, the wellbeing and mental health of everyone working in education. All state funded schools and colleges are invited to familiarise themselves with the charter, and to sign up when it is available in Aautumn 2021, as a shared commitment to protect, promote and enhance the wellbeing of their staff. It is voluntary and there is no deadline to sign up.

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