Early Career Teachers' Wellbeing

On 2nd July PaJeS hosted a webinar for early career teachers focussing on their wellbeing during the pandemic and beyond.

Feedback from participants has been very positive.  If you are keen for further training, please contact wellbeing@pajes.org.uk

WELLBEING CHALLENGES OF BEING AN EARLY CAREER TEACHER IN THE MIDST OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Being a teacher in the early stages of your career can be hard work at the best of times. To be at that stage during the COVID pandemic inevitably brings a whole host of further emotional challenges. This ZOOM workshop gave Early Career Teachers an opportunity to reflect on the emotional consequences of the immense changes encountered in these last few months and how they can manage them. 

Presented by psychotherapists from the workplace mental health consultancy, HealthyMinds@Work, this webinar gave participants the chance to acknowledge how they are coping right now, and to make sense of anxieties or stress they may be experiencing. They were given some tools and techniques in how to effectively manage their wellbeing and emotional responses, over the coming months and the eventual return to school.  

The workshop covered:

  • Reminder of the emotional role of the teacher
  • Understanding the emotional dynamics in schools.
  • Being an “early career teacher” – exploring the current challenges
  • Understanding our physical and emotional responses to change.
  • Acknowledging your own responses
  • How to look after yourself: Resilience and Mental Health
  • Reframing your role – managing your expectations and creating a resilient mindset

Powerpoint presentation:
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HealthyMinds@Work have experience of working with schools to help staff better understand and manage the psychological impact and emotional demands of their work. This can increase resilience and productivity as well as enabling staff to better support the students emotionally and practically.

HealthyMinds@Work offer psychoeducational workshops, leadership coaching, individual and group supervision and reflective practice for teachers, senior managers and Safeguarding Leads.  

Contact us at www.healthymindsatwork.co.uk