Good mental wellbeing is important for everyone
It helps us cope with life’s pressures and enables us to make positive choices.
The Bupa Foundation is working with educators to share our wellbeing expertise – it’s a free, practical, evidence-based programme which can help make a positive difference.
About Wellbeing for Educators
Wellbeing for Educators offers everyday tools to help manage your energy levels, particularly when life gets tough, and practical ways to support an improved culture of wellbeing in your school.
How it works
Your SLT need to agree for the programme to take place in your school and be actively involved. The programme is delivered by coaches in 90-minute workshops – these are currently taking place virtually.
The approach is leadership-led, meaning we start with a workshop for SLT and wellbeing champions, followed by workshops for wider staff, including all educators and support staff. Both workshops cover the same content.
After the workshops have taken place, we encourage you to embed the programme into your school’s way of working and our trained coaches can provide follow up support and materials to help with this.
What do the workshops cover?
A Wellbeing for Educators workshop will help you to:
- Raise self-awareness about your personal motivations for having good energy and what’s affecting your energy and wellbeing
- Understand how you treat your body affects your energy, with tools to keep a positive mindset
- Identify simple ways to manage your energy every day with a personal action plan.
Building a culture of wellbeing
We encourage you to share your energy action plans so that colleagues can support each other.
We will help you recognise when you and your colleagues are feeling overwhelmed, and what practical help looks like.
We will also provide strategies to help you embed the programme in your school.
We've supported over 5,300 educational and not-for-profit workers since the programme began in 2020.
“Time to stop and reflect and make time for me... I don't do this enough! Time to reflect with the team. An investment in us - a focus on being, not doing.”
“I found the workshop very therapeutic. [The coaches] are really lovely people and teach you to be reflective and value the important things. I always feel that they are really listening to you and taking something positive from each point that is being made.”
“The workshop provided very practical strategies that can easily be incorporated into lifestyles. It gave me the time to think about myself and what I am doing and what I need to do more of. It reminded me of things I know but don't always do.”
Interested in our programme?
Wellbeing for Educators was developed in partnership with The Mitchell Practice and it is not permitted to be used for commercial gain
Free wellbeing toolkit for educators
We've curated a toolkit of free wellbeing resources including practical tips on looking after your wellbeing during challenging times, podcasts featuring personal resilience stories from educators, and signposting to peer to peer support.
We hope these resources help you to keep your energy in a good place. Thank you for everything you're doing - we think you're amazing.