This page is for our staff to access resources, guidance and information to improve Mental Health & Wellbeing.
New Employee Assistance Provider (for staff in RBC Maintained Schools)
A reminder that the Council’s Employee Assistance Programme is now provided by Health Assured. Through this service, staff are only a phone call or click away from independent advice, information, and support that’s completely free and confidential.
The services include access to:
- True 24/7/365 service (no answer machines)
- 6 telephone counselling sessions for each issue each year
- Also: Live chat, monthly webinars, online wellbeing portal, mobile app, and podcasts
The EAP service can also offer help and advice on financial matters. Money worries affect our mental and physical health and can impact our performance at work and home, as well as being one of the biggest causes of stress.
The EAP service can be accessed by calling 0800 028 0199 or visiting https://healthassuredeap.co.uk/
The Mental Health Foundation - Resources & Events
The Mental Health Foundation, have partnered with Reflect and Refocus to support you to reconsider what rest means to you and how you can find ways to rest depending on what your body needs.
Aimed at staff working in the education sector, the Rethinking Rest Guide will walk you through the different types of rest, including:
- Rest your body
- Rest your mind
- Rest your ‘heart’
- Rest your ‘soul’
- Rest your connectivity
- Rest your senses.
For each type of rest, we give tips and activities to try, as well as link to further resources you may find helpful.
New Education Support Website
Education Support has launched its new-look website which is packed with new information, advice and resources to help teachers and education staff stay mentally healthy.
For further information and links to the latest content, please see; Education Support new-look website launched
Wellbeing tips for teachers: Education Support and MindEd partnership
MindEd and Education Support have joined forces to launch four new resources set out as bite-size tips for staff in education settings. Developed by a panel of health and education experts, the resources are evidence-based and relevant to anyone who works in education. Visit www.educationsupport.org.uk or see the below links;
- Looking after yourself & each other in education settings
- Dealing with stress and trauma for staff in education settings
- Acknowledging loss and bereavement in education settings
- Tips for team leaders and managers in education settings
Your Mind Plan
Get a free ‘Your Mind Plan’ from the NHS Every Mind Matters website (www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters) for personalised advice to your email inbox. The tool includes tips on dealing with stress and anxiety, improving your sleep and feeling more in control.