It was very concerning, but not totally unexpected, to read that in a TES survey of 7,000 UK teachers, 45 per cent said they were ‘drained and exhausted’ earlier this Spring term, while 17 per cent – said they felt ‘physically and mentally on the brink’. In a different survey, International school teachers said they felt angry, overwhelmed and stressed due to extra demands of the pandemic. After a further piece of TES research into teacher wellbeing over the past few months, Kathryn Asbury and Lisa Kim reported the following which was also unsurprising given the circumstances: ‘The bottom line is that it has been hard. Our data suggests that, overall, teacher mental health and wellbeing has declined.’
So what is the answer? It feels like everyone needs time to heal, to laugh, to play, to go out and to try to find some sort of emerging normality. MIND has produced a Wellness Action Plan for work-related matters. Maybe this can help to bring to the fore some of the issues currently being faced?
However, we each need to feel that we can rely on ourselves to bring back balance and wellness across all areas of our lives. Jenny Mosley’s work on teacher self-esteem and wellbeing spans 40 years in education. She brings together all her knowledge and experience into a strong, clear pre-recorded webinar: ‘The Importance of Boosting Our Wellbeing First So We Have The Energy To Help Others’.
It is based on Jenny’s Five Wells for Wellbeing model which has been acknowledged as a force for change throughout education. The National College for School Leadership in 2007 included it in their ‘Staff Wellbeing in Schools’ as a model that can create positive change. Many individual teachers use it now to chart their own wellbeing progress and some schools use it within their appraisals to help staff keep focussing on their own wellbeing and joy.
Here is a link to some testimonials about Jenny’s training – Click Here.
“We thought the Wellbeing Webinar was very professional and very helpful for school staff in the current climate.” Anna Cox, Educational Psychologist, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Educational Psychology
However, we need to look at all areas of life in order to bring about more balance and joy. We have created a Wellbeing Webinar plus Wellbeing Action Plan which focuses more broadly across the whole of life rather than just work life and getting the balance right there. It is called, ‘The Importance of Boosting Our Wellbeing First So We Have The Energy To Help Others’.
Here is a little trailer for the Wellbeing Webinar (Trailer is just over a minute long)
What is Included:
1. Pre-Recorded Wellbeing for Staff Online Wellbeing Webinar Training:
Each delegate will be licenced and gain access to a recorded lunchtimes training webinar (1 hour 20 minutes) for up to three months.
This active and easy-to-watch webinar will help you:
- Bring mindfulness into your every day living; making the ordinary beautiful.
- Recognise your own self-esteem needs and work on them.
- Explore the Five Wells for Wellbeing.
2. A downloadable handouts booklet to support all the ideas.
3. A Wellbeing Action Plan.
We have put together a downloadable plan for you to print off and complete or work with online to build your own unique circumstances into an action plan to help bring you balance and wellbeing.
4. Certificate of Participation for Staff Online Wellbeing Webinar Training.
A certificate to complete and print off for your CPD portfolio.
What Are People Saying about Jenny’s Staff Online Wellbeing Webinar Training?
“Just wanted to let you know how much our online … webinar training staff enjoyed the training. Feedback was excellent … staff buzzing … Thank you!” Concetta Preller, Assistant Head, Childs Hill School, London
“I’ve loved your positive energy, thank you!” Kiran Husain
“Thank you Jenny, I have been to one of your sessions before and this was just as inspiring in these strange times.” Mel Weeks