Education settings can be high pressure environments for staff, particularly at certain points in the academic
year. Whilst it is not always possible to prevent staff experiencing stress at work, a good manager will know
and be able to implement strategies for effectively managing stress and be able to support an employee
experiencing other mental health difficulties. This guidance looks at some of these strategies as well as the
legal risks associated with ignoring workplace stress and the need to promote positive mental health in general.
Taking into account past experiences and focusing on young people as individuals can have a comparable effect to having trained therapists on staff. Sarah Gillette’s trust is taking a trauma informed approach to supporting students’ social and emotional wellbeing.
Schools across the UK are dealing with a mental health epidemic, with both primary and secondary school leaders reporting a rise in stress, anxiety and panic attacks in their pupils as well as depression, self-harm and eating disorders. Dr Margot Sunderland believes that schools can spot and avert mental health issues.
Two years into the new SEN and Disabilities system, how do we maintain the changes that are making a difference? A personal view from practitioner Dr Simon Jenner.
Karen Cromarty explains the role of counselling in schools and gives advice on how this vital service can be provided.
To combat bullying we really need to understand what it is and the role school culture has in sustaining or diminishing it, writes Professor Sonia Blandford.