3,750 teachers were signed off on long-term sick leave last year because of low well-being ,pressure of work, anxiety and mental illness.
- What happens when friendships and professional relationships collide?
- How can quickly and effectively resolve conflict in the workplace?
- How can we ensure a supportive environment at school?
- How can we build our resilience and reduce stress, while becoming more effective at work?
- How can we ensure a good work-life balance?
Work-related Stress on the rise
Teaching is a stressful job. Work-related stress in the teaching profession has increased for the third consecutive year, with sharp rises in tearfulness, difficulty sleeping and irritability amongst education professionals across the UK according to the latest Teacher Well-being Index.
Value Staff Well-being
In between firefighting in the classroom, managing pastoral care, managing relationships with colleagues, running extra-curricular activities oh, and actually teaching, it’s easy to feel stressed, overwhelmed, and unable to cope. This can have a significant impact on our well-being, productivity, energy levels and enjoyment of life both at home and in the workplace. Things can start to feel unmanageable, and productivity and efficiency start to slide.
Developing Healthy Resilience
By learning more about how we build resilience and manage stress, communicate with colleagues and set boundaries, create a supportive work environment and develop healthy relationships in the workplace, amongst others, we can start to put in place measures that help us to manage stress more efficiently and become more resilient in both our domestic and personal lives, thus becoming more productive and efficient at work.
See also our Wellbeing for Better Teaching INSET
This course is aimed at helping school staff – both teaching and non-teaching – to develop skills, strategies, and resources that will help to improve their well-being and manage the everyday stresses and strains of such an intense and demanding job.
If you are feeling high levels of work-related stress contact the Education Support Partnership’s free helpline offering support and counselling for teachers on 08000 562 561.
This course will look at workplace relationships, consider how to set firmer boundaries in work and communicate more effectively with colleagues, and will discuss how to build personal resources to help develop greater resilience to stress, and subsequently increase productivity in the workplace.
Relationships at Work
To consider the value of good workplace relationships
To understand the unique challenges of multiplex relationships
To develop boundary setting
Strengthening a collaborative workplace culture
To manage difficult conversations and resolve conflict
To strengthen the supportive environment at work
To rethink prioritising and efficiency
To reinstate the value of a good work-life balance
To develop and build on resources to increase resilience