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 two 90-minute workshops – these can be virtual or face to face.
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.
What educators say about our programme
100% of educators in our pilot reported improved knowledge of how to manage their own wellbeing.
"The reason it was so good was because you’ve got people who know what they are taking about. They are not biased, there didn’t seem to be an agenda."
Pilot participant, Head of Department
"There was a lot of content that I actually hadn’t considered. I spend a lot of time investing in my professional skill set but very little time investing in my personal skill set. This has been helpful."
Pilot participant, SLT member
Free 'back to school' seminar series
The Bupa Foundation and the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools are delighted to launch a seminar series to offer an insight for School Leaders, Senior Mental Health Leads and Pastoral Leaders in how to support both staff and pupils as they transition back to school.