The mental health and wellbeing crisis within the teaching profession
Secure your place today: Consider Yourself
In recent years there has been a steep rise in the number of teachers struggling to maintain good wellbeing and mental health during extremely challenging times for the profession. According to research carried out by Education Support 75% of all education staff have faced physical or mental health issues in the last two years because of their work and 53% have considered leaving as a result. Given the pivotal societal role that teachers play in supporting and nurturing young people, this far reaching crisis requires comprehensive action.
With the UK’s Health and Safety Executive finding; that teaching staff and educational professionals report the highest levels of work related stress, depression and anxiety in Britain. And with the new Ofsted Frameworks focus on staff wellbeing, offering an event that provides expert advice and practical assistance on how to tackle these issues could never be more relevant.
Did Teach & Teacher Tune Up Collaboration
Venue: Compton Acres: 164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole, Dorset BH13 7ES
Date: 7th March 2020
Target Audience: Teachers who need time to focus on their mental health and wellbeing, educators who wish to take these skills back to their school
Price: £95 for the early bird rate (until 9th February 2020) and £120 after this date. 50% of the booking fee will be donated to the charity Education Support
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Keep yourself at peak mental performance with our deeply insightful mental health and wellbeing workshops. Run by trained professionals and teachers, tailored to those with a background in teaching.
Our full day workshop is set in one of the finest privately owned gardens in Southern England, the location as well as the content is set to inspire and help you focus on looking after yourself.
- Dr Lauren Rooney – protecting your own mental health
- Tracy Daniels – strategies to prevent becoming overwhelmed
- Lara Young – yoga and meditation, a chance to focus on yourself
- Teacher Tune Up on working smart not hard. Offering time saving strategies, marking hacks, ideas for meeting time, tips on accelerating progress.
- A garden walk and talk with trained counsellors.
As well as the workshop we will provide refreshments throughout the day and a fabulous lunch giving you opportunities to reflect on your time with us. A pack to take home will be supplied, which will contain more information about looking after your long term mental health and wellbeing.
After the welcome greeting in the morning, you will be split into smaller groups and participate in each workshop on a rotating basis. This should ensure you get more personalised time with each professional.
Arrivals from 9.30am refreshments available.
10-10.45- Welcome from hosts. Morning Workshop – Safeguarding your Mental Health by Dr Lauren Rooney.
Cohort separated into 3 groups and rotate around the workshops.
10.45 – 11.45 – Workshop 1
11:00 – 12:00 – Break, refreshments available.
12:00 – 1:00 – Workshop 2
1:00 – 2:00 – Healthy lunch prepared by multi award-winning caterers Beales Gourmet. Menu details here: Cold buffet menu
2:00 – 3:00 – Workshop 3
3:00 – 4:00 – Reflection on the day, strategies to take back to home and school, take home pack given. Time to network and walk around the Italian Garden.
Dr Lauren Rooney: a Registered Clinical Psychologist with 9 years of experience in the NHS and in Private Practice. Lauren trained at The University of Surrey and has a special interest in the role of mental health in families, the relationship between mental health and physical health and also in mindfulness. Lauren would like to offer a workshop on stress and how to manage it.
This will start the day and get you thinking about what you need to do to manage your mental wellbeing. The session will begin by us thinking about stress and learning to recognise our own personal stress responses, before looking at evidence-based coping techniques. We will then use this information to create our own individual wellbeing plans to prevent burnout in the long term. The session is interactive and won’t involve any lecturing – just practical, easy to use tips and ideas for dealing with stress and burnout. You are encouraged to join in as much or little as you would like, and real life stories of stress and survival are welcomed!
Tracy Daniels: a Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist and Mindfulness instructor. Her interest in complementary therapies began many years ago but she was always too busy to do anything about it! However a series of significant and challenging circumstances set Tracy on a pathway of self-discovery, exploration and learning which placed her in alignment with her purpose.
Tracy cares deeply about helping others on their journey through the challenges of life and she is particularly concerned about mental health and emotional well-being. She has several years’ experience of working as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and Mindfulness instructor. Her work involves using an integrated approach that is informed primarily by neuroscience. Tracy specialises in helping adults and young people cope with stress, anxiety and low mood. Previously, Tracy worked for over twenty years in the “people professions” primarily in education as an F.E. Lecturer lecturing in SEN and Health & Social Care. She also holds qualifications in counselling and regularly participates in continuing professional development.
During the session Tracy will provide a brief explanation of how the brain works and how guided meditation or mindfulness can bring about changes within the brain that help people to become more emotionally resilient. She will also explain how the solution focused approach can help with stress management. Following that she will take the group through a guided meditation for relaxation and stress reduction. “The first act of kindness begins with oneself.”
Lara Young: Mindful Stars is dedicated to supporting the physical and emotional wellbeing of babies, children and adults through yoga and wellbeing therapies. I am a qualified secondary school teacher, SENCO, counsellor, yoga instructor, mindfulness coach and massage therapist. I run restorative yoga and mindfulness workshops with the aim to encourage the mind and body to experience pure relaxation and positive wellbeing. You’ll be able to take away tips, postures and techniques to use at home and work to support your overall wellbeing.
Kayleigh Ashton: Teacher Tune Up – expect a plethora of mental health and teaching tips to help you reduce workload, manage stress, meal plan ideas to increase energy balance work and home life. Kayleigh will be offering marking hacks, advice on effective, time saving feedback as well as guidance for accelerating progress. You will also have the opportunity to join her members only support group where each week you will receive practical advice and support, the groups motto is ‘work smarter not harder’.
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