Teaching Staff Mental Health & Emotional Support

Education Support

Their mission is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of teachers and education staff as better mental health leads to better education.

What Education Support do

Education Support supports individuals and help schools, colleges and universities to improve the mental health and wellbeing of their staff. They also carry out research and advocate for changes in Government policy for the benefit of the education workforce. 

Don’t wait for a crisis to call. Education Support offer you immediate, emotional support. 

Helpline: 08000 562 561

Education Support provides Grants, Employee Assistance Programme's, and Wellbeing services for schools, colleges and universities. To find out more please visit Education Support

Future Learn: Psychological First Aid

Learn how to support children and young people using psychological first aid

On this 3-week course you will explore the techniques of psychological first aid (PFA), the globally recommended training for supporting people during emergencies. You’ll focus on children and young people’s mental health, and what you can do to help them cope and access the support they need during and after emergencies and crisis situations..

The course has been produced by Public Health England, working with a wide range of experts and organisations. It is based on international guidance from the World Health Organisation, United Nations and partners.

You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience as this introductory course will teach you the key principles of giving PFA to children and young people in crisis situations.

Join the course by registering here or for more information please visit CYP Psychological First Aid online course - FutureLearn

Healthy Schools London Programme

The Healthy Schools programme is a well evidenced “whole school approach” to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people. Participating schools are recognised and rewarded for their health promoting activities through an accreditation process, with the awarding of Bronze, Silver, and Gold healthy school status.Super Bronze Workshops (1.5 hour group sessions) are now available for schools to work virtually with the borough lead on their Bronze award. One-to-one support is also available for schools working on their Silver and Gold awards.

Please contact Amy Hayfield, the Healthy Schools borough lead for more information Amy.hayfield@newham.gov.uk

MindEd: eLearning to support healthy minds

MindEd is suitable for all adults working with, or caring for, infants, children or teenagers, adults and older people, including people with a learning disability and autistic people; all the information provided is quality assured by experts, useful, and easy to understand. They aim to give adults who care for, or work with people:

  • the knowledge to support their wellbeing
  • the understanding to identify a child, young person or adult at risk of a mental health condition
  • the confidence to act on their concern and, if needed, signpost to services that can help

MindEd is multi-professional, and can be used by teachers, health and mental health professionals, police and judiciary staff, social workers, youth service volunteers, school counsellors among others to support their professional development.

All registered learners can access a learning path tailored to their needs.

See MindEd's learning programme on Every Interaction matters and Wellbeing for Education Return for easy to use slide sets, webinar recordings and tools.

Also see tips for education staff to look after themselves and colleagues and browse their wider resources which will be of relevance.

Newham CAMHS Workshops for Newham School Staff

Free training sessions and reflective spaces from Newham CAMHS Mental Health Support Team for Newham school staff. Sessions are open to those across primary, secondary and college settings.

Please view all upcoming Training Sessions on Newham School Staff | Eventbrite


Last updated: 26/05/2023

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