Happy, healthy children do better in school and they need happy, healthy staff to help them thrive. Staff wellbeing is a vitally important aspect of a whole school approach to wellbeing for all, and our Whole School Approach to Good Mental Health workshops focus on our support for this.
Staff Wellbeing Training
In response to many requests for support from schools in Cornwall, we have developed a workshop to fit neatly into your school's twilight or inset sessions. The session will cover ways to develop personal and team resilience and look at ways to incorporate the Five Ways to Wellbeing into your day. Contact us to arrange dates for your school.
This programme is commissioned by Cornwall Council, Macmillan and the Health Promotion Service and has been in operation since March 2014. The programme trains members of school staff to be Health and Wellbeing champions, whose job is to signpost to appropriate services. Work is one of the most accessible places we can get guidance and support and the programme is committed to providing healthcare information and opportunities for school staff to live healthier, happier lives.
The UK's only charity providing mental health and wellbeing support services to all education staff and organisations. They champion good mental health and wellbeing of teachers, lecturers, school leaders, support staff and prison educators throughout their careers and during retirement as well as supporting education leaders with a wide range of tools to help improve professional and organisational development too. Their support includes a 24 hour helpline 08000 562 561, grants, and support to develop a healthy and nurturing workplace.
Healthy Workplace Award
Improve the health of your workplace for free!
The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Workplace Health Award is a county standard of good practice and a quality mark of health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Several schools have used the award to improve the health of their workforce and support staff.
The aim of the award is to act as a toolkit to encourage employers, including schools, to think about ways to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees.
The toolkit provides steps to achieve and improve in a wide range of health areas covered in the ten award criteria.
The process enables focus on the current good practice in place within an organisation and assists in recognising priorities and providing solutions to addressing any highlighted issues specific to the company and the working population.