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Resources for school staff A whole school approach to wellbeing

Resources to help your school have a whole school approach to wellbeing.

Why a whole school approach is important

Five squares coloured yellow, pink, purple, blue and orange with text inside. The yellow square reads 'Strategy and Leadership', the pink square reads 'Systems and Structure', the middle orange square reads 'School Culture', Purple Square 'Pupils and staff', and the blue square reads ' Parents and Community'.

This resource will help you understand why a whole school approach is so important, demonstrating the changes you can make in your school to help you support the wellbeing of your pupils and staff.

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Taking a whole school approach to wellbeing

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When supporting the wellbeing of others, it's easy to forget your own. We know that addressing the wellbeing of teachers is a vital first step to addressing the wellbeing of the whole school and this quick check-in resource helps staff to recognise what self-care needs require a bit more attention.

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Wellbeing tips for school staff

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Everyone takes a different approach to wellbeing, and there is no one size fits all. Sometimes the small changes to your routine can make all the difference and help you look after yourself. We asked teachers what they do to look after their wellbeing, and this is what they said.

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The tangled ball

A black and white outline of a tangled piece of wool which has different emotions and feelings on the pieces of string.

There is no right or wrong way for pupils to feel, and these emotions can sometimes feel ‘tangled’ and all over the place. This activity can help your pupils recognise the different emotions they are experiencing and can aid conversation around how they feel in that moment.

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Mood diary

Our staff mood diary is a practical way to keep track of how you’re feeling each day. When situations become too overwhelming, or those days when excitement is soaring, it’s good to monitor the emotions you might experience.

Download our mood diary

Wellbeing bingo

An image of our Wellbeing Bingo resource.

Wellbeing bingo is a great activity to get the whole school talking and thinking about what they have done in the last week to look after themselves. It could be reading a good book, spending time with a friend or visiting somewhere new.

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Mentally Healthy Schools

We are proud to be partners in Mentally Healthy Schools, a fantastic website full of resources for primary school teachers. Mentally Healthy Schools brings together quality-assured information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing. 

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More resources for you

From wellbeing activities for schools, to toolkits and webinars for mental health professionals, we have a range of resources to help you support the young people in your lives. 

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