Workshops in Wellbeing
Our workshops address work-life balance, health and wellbeing, communication skills and understanding and managing stress. All sessions use practical examples and case studies to help participants find useful solutions to their problems.
94 per cent of participants found the workshops useful with the same amount saying they would recommend our workshops to a colleague
We know from calls to our Support Line and through our online coaching that workload, stress and difficult relationships are still real problems that teachers have to deal with on a day to day basis. Often teachers struggle in silence and only contact us when the situation becomes far too much to deal with alone.
Through our workshops, we are able to talk to teachers before things get bad and hopefully help them identify and manage behaviours, patterns or triggers that could lead to problems in the future.
Workshop participants will focus on areas of their lives that they would like to work on, such as improving communication with managers, making more time for families or recognising what causes the most stress. All sessions use practical examples and case studies to help participants find practical and achievable solutions to their problems. Plus you don't have to worry about travel and accommodation, because we come to you.
If you are interested in booking one of our workshops, please contact Lucy Rowe in the first instance.
Workshops that are currently available include:
Understanding and managing stress - London Saturday 20th April
Do you think you might be stressed, but are unsure why or how to deal with it? Are you having difficulties communicating or struggling to manage your work and your home life? Perhaps you are a union rep or caseworker who knows how to help members, but doesn’t know when or where to get help yourself? Then you might benefit from a Teacher Support Network workshop.
This year, we are also hosting two understanding and managing stress sessions for individuals at our head office in London on Saturday 20 April. The understanding and managing stress session will:
- increase your knowledge about stress
- help you find mechanisms to cope look at the causes and symptoms of stress
- help you to identify your own triggers and reactions to stress and anxiety
There are a maximum of 20 places available for each two hour session. Choose: Session one: 10.00 - 12.00 or Session two: 14.00 - 16.00
£35 + VAT per person
Work-life balance and health and wellbeing
Are you struggling to balance school work with home life? Is it making you sick? You are not alone. Last year, 96 per cent of respondents to a Teacher Support Network poll said that their workload had had a negative impact on their health and wellbeing.
Find out how to better balance work and life, while managing workload in this one hour workshop.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
- discuss real case studies to help them identify areas of concern in their own lives and how they could manage them
- discuss and rate their own wellbeing to enable them to analyse how content they are with different parts of their lives
- share experiences of good practice and coping mechanisms
- set realistic and meaningful solutions to some of the problems they are facing, feel motivated about making the changes they have identified and feel confident that they can achieve them
Would you like to communicate with colleagues, parents and children more effectively? Then this workshop is for you!
The session aims to encourage active listening, awareness of differing communication styles and highlight the importance of the barriers to communication.
Focusing on your skills as a communicator we will work on improving your interpersonal skills, assertiveness and self-confidence.
Through the use of case studies and group exercises, we will explore how barriers can be removed, focus attention on your own reputation as a communicator and help you to find ways to improve your interaction with others.
By setting yourself a communication goal and being clear about the steps you need to take to achieve them you will leave the session with a clear idea of how you can move forward.
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Understanding and managing stress
This session, devised and delivered by Teacher Support Network, will help to increase your knowledge about stress and will help you to find mechanisms to cope with it. Looking at the causes and symptoms of stress the session will help you to identify your own triggers and reactions to stress and anxiety and will focus on you finding ways to deal with it.
Using a self-reflection and goal setting exercise you will look at how you currently deal with stressful situations and work out an individual goal to improve your stress and anxiety levels.
The session will also look at those pressures faced by teachers and how schools can help to manage them. Discussing best practice we will identify practical ways that school leaders can help support their staff.
If you would like more information on pricing or availability, please contact us here.
Wales: A whole school approach to health and wellbeing
The aim of the workshop is to support the whole school approach to the health and wellbeing of staff.
We look at areas of stress, work-life balance and health and wellbeing and individual goal setting, also discussing recognising and managing the pressures faced by teachers in school and their home lives and discuss best practice on how schools can help to manage them.
We are running a few different workshops during inset days or twilight sessions. They are usually one hour long. We also run longer workshops which go into greater depth, including managing change, which is relevant if the school is going through amalgamation. We are also running similar workshops in universities with trainee teachers.
To find out more, including costs, please contact Sandra Taylor - firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01443 827633.
We will use real case studies, examples and exercises to help participants find the best course of action for them. By offering practical advice and solutions, participants should leave the sessions having found a way forward.
Workshops are relaxed and informal, and will include a mixture of presentation, discussion, group work and personal goal setting.
Most sessions usually take two hours, but can be shortened if necessary.
To make things easier, we will come to your event. Our workshops have been delivered in a variety of settings including:
- annual union conferences
- union wellbeing days
- school wellbeing days
- NQT welcome events
Feedback from these workshops show that 94 per cent of participants found the workshops useful with the same amount saying they would recommend our workshops to a colleague.
If you would like more information on workshops, contact us here.