Staff Wellbeing

Need someone to talk to?

If you are concerned about your own mental health and wellbeing you should speak to the mental health lead in the first instance.  If you have concerns regarding a staff member an immediate referral to the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher must be made.

Staff Wellbeing Action Group

Throughout the year BHS staff will have the opportunity to be part of our wellbeing action group. This group will focus on staff EWB and activities within the workplace they can take part in and to give all staff a voice in the decision making to further support staff wellbeing.

Staff Supporting Students

If you are concerned about the mental health or emotional wellbeing of a student you should speak to the mental health lead in the first instance. If there is a fear that the student is in danger of immediate harm then normal safeguarding procedures should be followed with an immediate referral to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), the Headteacher or the designated Safeguarding Governor.

The following websites have resources and advice to help staff with supporting those students with mental health and wellbeing concerns.

The Education Hub

The Education Hub is a site for parents, pupils, education professionals and the media that captures all you need to know about the education system.  You find accessible, straightforward information on popular topics.  The website includes Q&As, interviews, case studies and much more.  Visit the blog to find out more.

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Mentally Healthy Schools & Anna Freud

This is a free website for all primary, secondary and FE settings across the UK.  It offers school staff and parents/carers, information, advice and practical resources to better understand and promote pupils’ mental health and wellbeing.

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Living Well Schools

Recommended by MHST and Open Minds, the Living Well Schools is designed to help school staff improve the health and wellbeing of pupils in their care.  It is a place for schools to access relevant guidance, resources, services and training to help make this possible.

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Head Space

Headspace offers free access to primary and secondary teachers and supporting staff in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.  Whether you are feeling inspired to connect more with your students or you are looking for a new way to bring calm to your classroom, Headspace can help students built healthy habits that last a lifetime.

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Staff Support
The following websites have resources and advice to help with mental health and wellbeing concerns.

Education Support Services

The Education Support Services is the only UK charity dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of teachers and education staff in schools, colleges and universities.
Their helpline number is 08000 562 561

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Calderdale Cares 4 Us

Calderdale Cares 4 Us is a project providing a range of free therapies and wellbeing activities.  These are available to all public and voluntary sector workers, who live or work in Calderdale, without the need for a referral.

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Positive Classroom Partnership

A unique programme involving a 10-hour commitment over 12 weeks.  By investing your time, you can expect to gain tools that impact your personal and professional performance and wellbeing and ultimately support you to be better equipped for better student outcomes.

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Ever Mind Matters

The Better Health, Every Mind Matters website (NHS) has expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing, so you can discover what works for you.

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Mental Health at Work – Our Frontline 

Twinkl has teamed up with their partner Mind to support all school staff throughout the pandemic.  This website contains links for free, confidential, emotional support, any time, night and day.  The website also contains useful resources.

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