At a recent well-being teacher training session, I uncovered a serious can of worms when I asked the staff about the quality and quantity of their sleep. It was shocking. Not one member of staff was getting enough sleep, never mind quality sleep! Did you know that less than 6 hours sleep affects your coordination, reaction times and judgement? (British Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine)Blog entry published on Fri, 10/05/2013 - 15:14
On national day for change, Julian Stanley considers what all teachers can do to help remove the stigma of mental health and prevent teacher suicide.
Today is NHS Change Day. It is, as the promotional literature describes it: "the largest ever simultaneous improvement event in the NHS, mobilising 65,000 colleagues into a single day of collective improvement action". The key purpose of the day is "to make a difference for patients and to do something better together".Blog entry published on Wed, 13/03/2013 - 09:10
Teachers cope far better with the rigours of the job if they are helped to be resilient, shows recent research from Nottingham University. This is true for all teachers, whatever type of school they work in.News published on Mon, 26/11/2012 - 11:48
“The government is diverting money to ‘sexy’ diseases like breast cancer when it could save billions by tackling the root causes of mental health”, claims US star Ruby Wax.News published on Tue, 31/07/2012 - 15:11
What is anxiety; some of the signs; and who is most at risk.
Key criteria for depression; some of the signs of depression; and who is most at risk.
Your top tips for dealing with stress. We asked you to share your own top tips for dealing with the daily stresses and strains of work with us via our e-newsletter and we got a fantastic response - here are your top tips for dealing with stress.
Different ways to approach stress; and tips on coping. Are you an 'Avoider' or a 'Stresser'?
Bereavement is common – one in four adults will have experienced the death of someone close in the last five years. Despite this, it can be an emotionally devastating experience. People today seem to talk about it less often than our parents or grandparents did, perhaps because now we tend to encounter it later on in life.
Any major relationship problem can have serious consequences on your psychological, emotional and sometimes physical wellbeing. Most recurrent or serious problems need to be resolved proactively, as they will not go away of their own accord.