We understand the importance of good mental wellbeing and that a co-ordinated and evidence-informed approach to mental health and wellbeing in schools and colleges can lead to improved pupil and student emotional health and wellbeing, and ultimately facilitate a readiness to learn.
Equally as important is prioritising positive staff wellbeing which is essential for cultivating a mentally healthy school, for retaining and motivating staff and for promoting pupil wellbeing and attainment. SWIFT is committed to supporting the wellbeing of all children and staff in schools.
Our Wellbeing Partners 2021 – 2022
We are pleased this year to be working with the following local and national wellbeing partners in our commitment to provide meaningful and relevant continuing professional development opportunities to support staff and pupil’s health and wellbeing:
Active Devon is a community-focused, non-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring and supporting Devon to be active.
Case-UK support a wide range of organisations from community-based groups, Local Authorities and private companies to provide tailored support programmes to help businesses, families and individuals achieve a fuller and happier lifestyle.
Charlie Waller Trust helps young people to understand their own mental health, and equips them to support themselves and those around them, empowering them to talk more openly about mental health. Their work takes place in partnership with those with responsibility for young people: families, schools, colleges, universities, and employers.
Open Minds supports emotional wellbeing by equipping young people, families and those who support them with a personalised set of tools to manage emotions, encourage positive thinking and develop a healthy mindset.
Psychology Associates is a leading multidisciplinary, and dynamic, and creative independent practice of like-minded expert clinicians who offer a range of extensive and bespoke education services, working directly with schools, colleges, Local Authorities and national charities.
Sunrise Psychology is an innovative and independent educational psychology practice serving schools in Devon and offers consultation and assessment, training and staff development, therapeutic interventions and mindfulness sessions.
The conference will provide a platform to consider the latest practical insights in developing high-quality wellbeing strategies in schools, for both staff and children.
Best practice case studies and expert speakers, both national and local, will deliver sessions and keynotes on supporting positive mental wellbeing in schools.
More information coming soon.
There are many apps, websites and digital programmes aimed at improving mental health at work available for schools. Below is a selection that you may find useful.
Education staff wellbeing charter
The Department for Education’s “Education Staff Wellbeing Charter” is a declaration of support for, and set of commitments to, the wellbeing and mental health of everyone working in education. The Charter is for education staff in England, including temporary and support staff. All State-funded Schools and Colleges are invited to sign up to the Charter, as a shared commitment to protect, promote and enhance the wellbeing of their staff.