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What About Staff Wellbeing?

The COVID crisis of 2020 has had a devastating effect on us all, none more so than our teachers. The education sector was already under pressure and has higher than average rates of depression, anxiety and stress amongst staff.

Then, staff were placed on the front line heading into the classroom amidst grim daily statistics and a lack of testing facilities. Workloads rapidly increased and many were experiencing overwhelming pressures juggling home schooling and caring for vulnerable family members.

According to a YouGov survey commissioned by the charity Education Support (2020), half of the UK’s school teachers (52%) say their mental health declined during the first stage of the coronavirus pandemic.

Too much stress for too long leads to chronic health problems – mentally, emotionally and physically.  This can lead to;

  • Toxic work environments
  • Difficult relationships
  • Higher rates of absenteeism
  • Less productivity
  • Increased costs


Most will adopt a reactive approach to a colleague with a mental health issue, but what if there was another way?

Action versus reaction

Studies have shown that a proactive approach is not only cost effective but enables staff to provide early intervention for themselves and their colleagues.  Saving time and money but improving communication among team members and helping teachers to feel valued.

From Teacher to Student 

When teachers are performing at their best this creates a ripple effect moving from teacher to student.  Lessons are engaging and impactful, relationships more productive and students excel.

HeadStrong training has been working with stressed out staff for over 4 years.  We provide impactful and engaging training that helps teachers and schools reduce stress, avoid burnout and perform at their best.

We also work closely with associates who are highly trained and fully qualified experts in their field who share the same passion for changing the educational landscape.

Understanding mental health

How can we help?

At HeadStrong Training, we understand the impact that stress has on colleagues and students, and we believe we can reduce that impact. Our whole-school approach to education and emotional wellbeing includes training, assessment, intervention and support to ensure that not only do your staff thrive, but your students also.

We know how important it is to model behaviour and to embed a common language and culture of wellbeing. We believe in empowering adults to empower their students and can support you to do this. Services include:

  • CPD Certified training Staff Resilience and Wellbeing
  • CPD Certified training Student Resilience
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid for staff, sixth formers and parents
  • Remote Online Training
  • Mental Health Masterminds
  • Lunch and Learn
  • Bitesize Online Training
  • Resilience and Wellbeing Survey
  • ‘How to have difficult conversations’ workshop series
  • Membership Programme
We are delighted to have engaged the services of Lisa Jones to help us provide a high quality support for the well-being of our staff. Lisa has provided staff with a range of practical tips and further recommendations for improving well-being drawn from direct research. She has helped us attach and maintain a high level of importance for well-being.
Dr Richard Luker
Headmaster Highclare School