Wellbeing Articles and Blog Posts

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The best articles and blog posts from the internet, in date order, newest on top. Do you know of something that should be included? Let us know on our Suggest a Resource page.

Thinking of Leaving Teaching?  Practical information and ideas about life after teaching.


The Healthy Teacher @LukeRicha

https://lukerichardsoneducation.com/category/the-healthy-teacher/

New research highlights concern about teacher wellbeing over the summer break

Education Support Partnership @EdSupportUK 26/7/18


Teacher burnout: can we prevent it, or is that the wrong question?  

Lucinda Powell @sixthformsavvy for Mental Elf @Mental_Elf  21/2/18


Leading on staff mental health

Patrick Ottley-O’Connor  for Ambition School Leadership @Ambition_SL

https://www.ambitionschoolleadership.org.uk/blog/leading-staff-mental-health/  16/2/18


Every school needs a staff wellbeing team – here’s how to start one

Daniella Lang, Headteacher, Brimsdown Primary School for Guardian Teacher Network

https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2018/feb/01/staff-wellbeing-team-school-improved 1/2/18


10 low impact activities to do less of – or stop altogether

Tom Sherrington @teacherhead  https://teacherhead.com/2017/12/01/10-low-impact-activities-to-do-less-of-or-stop-altogether/  1/12/17


What it’s like to be a teacher with an anxiety disorder

Kim Constable @HecticTeacher


Tips to help schools reduce teacher workload

Guardian Teacher Network https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2017/jul/19/tips-to-help-schools-reduce-teacher-workload   19/7/17

Featuring tips from @thosethatcan @HannayJeremy  @AllTheBest_uk    @jillberry102  @ATLNansi and John Higton.


The Teacher Workload Collection

https://www.theconfidentteacher.com/2017/03/the-teacher-workload-collection/  Super collection of blogs and wider reading from @HuntingEnglish


#teacher5aday youtube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtMKKKxktzjrBXGk_diRXmQ

Workload and Wellbeing

David Jones blog.meolscophighschool.co.uk 23/10/16

http://blog.meolscophighschool.co.uk/?p=2730

How can managers get the best out of employees with mental health issues?

Iesha Small ieshasmall.wordpress.com 18/05/16


Strategies to support good staff mental health

Mandy Gallagher sec-ed.co.uk 4/5/16

http://www.sec-ed.co.uk/best-practice/strategies-to-support-good-staff-mental-health/

Meaningful, Manageable, Motivating Marking

Jack Gulston teachertoolkit.me16/04/16

 http://www.teachertoolkit.me/2016/04/16/back-to-school-marking/


Workload and the Blind Man

Learning Leader learningleader.me 30/03/16

https://leadinglearner.me/2016/03/30/workload-and-the-blind-man/


The importance of staff wellbeing in challenging schools

Natalie Myers future-leaders.org.uk 8/03/16

http://www.future-leaders.org.uk/insights-blog/importance-staff-wellbeing-challenging-schools/

How to promote good mental health among teachers and students in your school

Natasha Devon theguardian.com 1/03/16

http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/mar/01/how-to-promote-good-mental-health-among-teachers-and-students-in-your-school

Teacher wellbeing – Can we change our perspective?

Anne-Marie Ireland alustforlife.com

http://www.alustforlife.com/mental-health/well-being/teacher-wellbeing-can-we-change-our-perspective 


10 Ways SMT can Reduce Teacher Workload

Debra Kidd debrakidd.wordpress.com 21/02/16

https://debrakidd.wordpress.com/2016/02/21/10-ways-smt-can-reduce-teacher-workload/

My advice to teachers: before it’s too late, find a healthy work-life balance

STEPHEN GRIX tes.com 7/02/2016

Nottingham school helping stressed out teachers with “People Booster”


‘To improve the mental health of young people, we should start by tackling stress among teachers’

Natasha Devon. tes.com 23/11/2015

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/improve-mental-health-young-people-we-should-start-tackling-stress

One teacher’s radical proposal for reversing the slump in school staff wellbeing – but would it work?

Zeph Auerbach  tes.com 2/11/2015
https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/one-teacher%E2%80%99s-radical-proposal-reversing-slump-school-staff

De-stress your classroom: stress management and well-being for teachers and students

OUP 15/10/2015

http://oupeltglobalblog.com/2015/10/15/de-stress-your-classroom-stress-management-and-well-being-for-teachers-and-students/


The Rocket Science of… Wellbeing

Keven Bartle dailygenius.wordpress.com 10/10/15


On work-life balance and a few lessons learned

Teacher171 teacher171.wordpress.com  28/9/15


Life + Work = Balance? 

Mrs P mrspteach.com 16/09/2015

http://www.mrspteach.com/2015/09/life-work-balance.html

Seven ideas to improve teachers’ wellbeing

Jenny Moore headteacher-update.com/ 12/9/2015

http://www.headteacher-update.com/best-practice-article/seven-ideas-to-improve-teachers-wellbeing/88915/

HOW CAN WE KEEP TEACHERS HAPPY? THIN RED LINES BETWEEN WELLBEING & MISERY

 improvingteaching.co.uk 2/11/204

http://improvingteaching.co.uk/2014/11/02/how-can-we-keep-teachers-happy-thin-red-lines-between-wellbeing-misery/

A 5-point plan for teacher #wellbeing by @TeacherToolkit

Ross Morrison McGill teachertoolkit.me 3/7/2014

http://www.teachertoolkit.me/2014/07/03/a-5-point-plan-for-teacher-wellbeing-by-teachertoolkit/
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