Mental Health support
Mind, Our Frontline and Twinkl have pulled together resources and links specifically focussed on helping teachers personally and professionally. The resources webpage can be found here: www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/ourfrontline-education For the Twinkl resources you have to register, the others (scroll down the page, they are under the Twinkl ones) mostly link directly to the materials available.
https://www.timefortalking.co.uk/ – Wellbeing resources, podcasts, support
There are some links on the Health and Wellbeing page that can provide support to staff.
The following links on the Shetland Islands Council intranet will provide staff with ongoing support and guidance around Coronavirus
For anyone without access to the intranet they can see key employee information from the link below:
The Power of OK
The Power of Okay is See Me’s thought provoking campaign about disclosure. “The power of okay” encourages all of us to open up conversations about mental health by asking one simple question “are you okay?”. Getting people to talk with confidence about their mental health problems is the first step towards them getting the help they need. There needs to be enough trust and openness for people with mental health problems to feel confident enough to talk about what is bothering them without the fear that they will be stigmatised or discriminated against.
These videos, nominated for several awards, are based on a poem by a person with lived experience, describing their own experience of the work.
Power of Okay – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC4QzwlmhxQ&t=8s
Power of Okay part 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JkmynvkXJo