All teachers can now access free webinars to help manage mental health and wellbeing
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Teaching and learning in the time of coronavirus (COVID-19) has created unprecedented changes, including impacting mental health and wellbeing.
To maintain a positive environment for learning in the classroom, teachers need to prioritise their mental health and wellbeing and to be better placed to help their students thrive.
To assist teachers in maintaining their mental health and wellbeing, the Department has introduced a
series of free webinars to help support the wellbeing of teachers during this time.
Staying Safe and Well webinar series
The Staying Safe and Well webinar series is designed to provide practical mental health and wellbeing tips and strategies for all school staff through coronavirus (COVID-19).
Webinars are available in the following topics:
Managing anxiety through coronavirus (COVID-19)
It is normal to feel overwhelmed and anxious in reaction to coronavirus (COVID-19). Gain practical insights on how uncertainty and anxiety affect you, along with strategies to help when you're feeling anxious or overwhelmed.
Having wellbeing conversations with peers
Develop core skills to have supportive conversations with your peers by helping them feel heard and validated, strategies to manage emotional reactions and knowing where to direct them for further support.
Resilience in times of uncertainty
Boost your protective factors by better managing your emotions, building more positive relationships with others and using your strengths to be more resilient through the uncertainty of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Leading for Wellbeing
There is also a Leading for Wellbeing webinar series. Designed to empower those in leadership or people manager roles to support the wellbeing of their staff through practical strategies and good practice management approaches. It covers topics such as supporting your team's mental health and wellbeing through times of uncertainty, supporting injured or vulnerable staff and more.
Register for a webinar
Teachers can find out more information about the webinars, including dates and times, on the Department's Intranet (log in required).
Register for a webinar
Visit the Department's Intranet website to find sessions and times
Access tailored advice and support
Visit the COVID-19 Employee Health, Safety and Wellbeing Support for Schools web page