Wellbeing and Mental Health

The coronavirus pandemic is a fast-changing and difficult situation for all of us to deal with in the various roles we have, not just as school leaders or staff, but as parents, carers and family members in the community. Whilst we are all, naturally, focussing on the pandemic as a physical health issue right now there is a very clear mental health challenge linked to what we’re experiencing too. It’s completely normal to feel anxious in response to the current unprecedented circumstances and we need to openly acknowledge this and do what we can to support ourselves and others in the weeks and months ahead.

Below you will find a list of resources and guidance which may help you at this time.

Guidance for the public on Mental Health and Wellbeing aspects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NHS Mental Wellbeing audio guidelines

Looking after your Mental Health while working during the Coronavirus outbreak

My Whole Self: Supporting your Mental Health while working from home

MIND: Coronavirus and your Wellbeing

BBC: Coronavirus: How to protect your Mental Health

Wellbeing at work: Impact of Coronavirus

How to stay healthy during COVID-19

Sport England: Stay in, Work Out

BUPA: Desk stretches

Coronavirus: Resources for dealing with the effects of lockdown for children