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The General Teaching Council for Scotland

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Health and Wellbeing

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GTC Scotland has created and curated a variety of resources and advice to support teacher and lecturer health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 crisis.

New Resources

Recording: School's Out - Making the Transition to Rest and Recovery

Claire Lavelle joined us to provide an opportunity to reflect on experiences and how to prepare for making the transition to the holidays.

Recording: Wellbeing at work in 2021 and beyond - Dr Emma Hepburn

Dr Emma Hepburn, @thepsychologymum, joined us for this wellbeing webinar. She explored mental health and the impact of Covid on wellbeing, with some ideas and suggestions to help. The recording of the webinar is available to view by logging into MyGTCS, clicking the MyPL icon and visiting the Resources section.

Mental Health Awareness Week resources

The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 was nature. Find out how connecting with nature benefits our mental health and discover tips to build your own connection.

Access the resources

Support for the education workforce during COVID-19

This resource has been developed in collaboration with key partners across the education system and has been driven by the CERG workforce support working group. The aim is to ensure that staff across the education system feel supported, and are able to locate that support quickly and more easily.

Staff Wellbeing – A Reprising of Themes

In this wellbeing webinar, Claire Lavelle will be revisiting themes from her series of webinars throughout this last year. She will focus on coaching questions, strategies and approaches that aim to support educators’ wellbeing as they make the staged transition from lockdown to their respective schools and settings.

Mental health support for the schools workforce - Barnado's Scotland and Place2Be will offer new mental health support for staff. More info here.

Compassionate transitions guidance - The British Psychology Society has recently published guidance to support teachers and education staff as they return to school. Read the resource

Wellbeing section - Teaching Scotland - issue 85 - In this issue; Paul Mills discusses the importance of coping mechanisms, Margo Cunningham and Claire Lavelle explain how coaching can support teachers' return to school and Hugh Smith looks at the signs and effects of situated trauma. Read the resource

Preparing for Your Probation: Becoming a Probationer in Scotland during the Covid-19 Pandemic - Dr Emma Hepburn. Read the resource

Education Support

Anyone in education can call the free and confidential helpline run by Education Support, 08000 562561

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Suggest resources

If you would like to recommend health and wellbeing resources that you have found useful please contact: communications@gtcs.org.uk