We are delighted to be sponsoring the upcoming MiSP Conference and to be part of such an important debate. We are looking forward to the discussions and practice around this year’s theme of Teaching Mindfully, as now more than ever, this feels like the right time to be encouraging wellbeing and mental health, and we are sure the conference will prove to be both inspirational and motivational in equal measures.
It is essential of course, that whilst dealing with the pressures and challenges of day to day life, that you don’t lose sight of your own wellbeing and the importance of looking after yourself. Ensuring you get plenty of sleep, taking time out for yourself, communicating with others, implementing good time management practices amongst many other healthy habits are just some of the ways in which you can achieve this.
Staff should look to actively promote mindfulness and wellbeing around the school, to pupils and each other and make sure a support system is in place, should anyone ever need such services.
Health and wellbeing support services
Last year, we found that 90% of people who used the Employee Assistance Programme that our Staff Absence policy provides access to, called for counselling, with low mood, depression and anxiety being the main reasons*.
It’s worth checking that your school has access to an independent wellbeing service, that can offer counselling and practical advice to staff as this can help you to support them during the times that they need the assistance most, and in turn, reduce the occasions or length of absence in your school.
Towergate Insurance and The Education Broker are delighted to be supporters of MiSP and look forward to working with your school to help bring teachers and pupils health and wellbeing to the forefront of the education sector.
To talk to us about your school’s insurance and wellbeing requirements, please call Jo Taylor on 07483 930515 or 01438 739626 or you can email her: firstname.lastname@example.org