Key Voices #57 – Staff wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond with Sinead McBrearty

This week we speak to Sinead McBrearty, CEO of Education Support about the kinds of issues education staff are coming to them for help with at the moment. We discuss practical ways to look after your colleagues’, and your own, wellbeing as schools continue to tackle the demands of the current situation. 

We go on to talk more broadly about the factors contributing to the number of education professionals experiencing either behavioural, psychological or physical symptoms due to their work (as reported in the 2019 Education Support Wellbeing Index). We also discuss what could be done at both a national policy and school level to address this significant threat to teacher retention.

Education support have a 24/7 telephone helpline, where you can speak confidentially to trained counsellors UK-wide: 

Call: 08000 562 561

Text: 07909 341229

Education support provides hardship grants for education staff in financial difficulties. You can learn more about how to apply here. Education Support’s video on managing anxiety can be found here.

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