Wellbeing for Schools
It’s a given that the demands on schools and their pupils is higher than ever with both expected to perform well and achieve results. There is also growing acceptance that schools play a significant role in supporting the mental and physical health and wellbeing of pupils, with many bringing this into the heart of the curriculum.
Additionally, as employers’ schools have a role to play in supporting the wellbeing of their staff too with teaching considered to be in the top 5% of stressful roles.
We know that when employees are ‘Happy and Healthy’ they are better placed to face school, work and home life and all its challenges with more confidence, effectiveness and resilience. We also know that children learn better when they are mentally and physically healthy.
There is seemingly a clear case to teach, empower and support employees and in turn pupils in enhancing wellbeing.
The wellbeing options included below provide the knowledge, tools and techniques that work to enhance physical and mental health and wellbeing and support the above objectives. Modules can be run independently or combined into either a half or full day session which also includes the formulation of a simple yet effective personal wellness plan. This plan is aimed at developing or increasing personal habits that essentially ensure the learnings stick.
A number of the tools and techniques that can be utilised by teachers and teaching staff are also appropriate for sharing in the classroom.
List of Modules
Practical ways to prioritise and organise their daily demands and build personal resilience, minimising negative stress and enhancing personal effectiveness.
Educate your Teachers and Teaching Staff on how to utilise mindfulness and meditation to improve concentration, reduce stress, and enhance health and wellbeing.
Alleviate the physical symptoms of the working environment with practical yoga incorporating movement, breath and relaxation. For staff, yoga provides an opportunity to stop, recharge and revitalise during their working day and enjoy the many benefits of a regular practice.
Full participant stretching or yoga can be provided at team building events, conferences and wellness days either as part of the agenda or as separate sessions. A perfect way to stretch out after too much sitting or alleviate the physical symptoms of a little over indulgence!
Understand the impacts of your working environment and how to mitigate or alleviate any resulting physical symptoms. Learn how to boost energy and elicit relaxation so you can manage your energy and stress levels throughout the day.
Experience a deep relaxation technique called yoga nidra which is tailored to the work environment. This technique relaxes the mind and body with a 30-minute session believed to be the equivalent of 2 – 3 hours’ sleep
Teach employees what sleep is, why it matters and how to come down at the end of a busy day and get a good night’s sleep.
Make working days more effective with great nutrition. Teach staff what foods to turn to and which ones to avoid to support stress and boost their immune system, metabolism and mood.