Dealing with stress in schools:
How mindfulness can improve the wellbeing of the school community.
According to the UK’s Health and Safety Executive, teaching staff and education professionals report the highest rates of work-related stress, depression and anxiety in Britain.
What can education professionals do to support their own mental health and wellbeing?
What can education professionals do to embed wellbeing in their schools?
Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) offers an informative and engaging one-day workshop which addresses the challenges of strengthening mental wellbeing for school staff and provides a mindfulness-based strategy to improve staff wellbeing within schools, both on an individual basis and as part of a whole-school approach.
While exploring the evolutionary basis of, and scientific evidence relating to, stress, we provide a brief introduction to what mindfulness is and isn’t, the theoretical framework underpinning it, and some basic practices which can support education professionals in their personal and professional lives. In particular, we look at how these practices can help us to step back, notice choice points and work with difficulty as it arises. We also look at the cultural context and how to implement a strategy to improve wellbeing for individuals and across the whole school.
- To acknowledge the causes of stress within schools.
- To explore the science of stress and how the mind works in stressful situations.
- To understand how mindfulness reduces stress and increases wellbeing.
- To learn practical tools for managing and reducing stress.
- To develop mindfulness-based strategies to improve and support wellbeing in schools.
This workshop is suitable for:
- School management and leadership professionals
- Teachers from all types of school
- Support staff
- Those with responsibility for welfare, performance and impact
How much does the MiSP Wellbeing Workshop cost?
This one-day course costs £75 + VAT.