At Copleston, we provide regular training and resources on many aspects of safeguarding and how to support our students with their wellbeing. However, we also recognise that working in education can be stressful and that our staff may also be dealing with many external factors that can affect mental health and wellbeing. We have sources of support in school and would encourage staff to approach their line manager, HR or any member of the leadership team with any concerns. We also have ways to reward staff, including our staff shout-outs and other gestures, and have clear policies in place to support staff with factors we know that are an issue across the country for those working in education, such as workload and behaviour.
The resources on this page are designed to support staff in managing their own wellbeing, as well as providing external sources of support.
If you are a staff member looking for resources to signpost to students (in addition to following our mandatory safeguarding procedures), please see the Wellbeing Resources for Students page. If you are a staff member looking for resources to support your family, please see Wellbeing Resources for Parents and carers.
RESOURCES AND SUPPORT SPECIFIC TO EDUCATION STAFF
The Education Support website has lots of resources to support the mental health and wellbeing of staff working in education. There is a helpline for immediate support and they also offer financial support and grants. You can call them on 08000 562 561.
General Resources to support wellbeing
The Samaritans are well-known for their 24 hour helpline (which you can call free on 116 123) but also have other ways to get in touch if you don't feel comfortable speaking to somebody, such as by text, e-mail or letter.
Other useful resources:
The following link has a very useful summer self-care resource for school staff, emphasising the importance of resting and recharging over the summer: