Study type: 
Self study

Effective Self-Care

Often, looking after yourself comes last on the ‘to do’ list, despite most people knowing that it is vital, especially when working in an education setting.

This self-study course explores self-care and how to identify what works for you. It guides you through the process of how to look after your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and encourages you to put in place small changes that can make a big difference to your lifestyle.

How to use this course

This course comprises of five units. All course units are intended for self-study, you can work through the course at your own pace or pick particular units that are of interest to you. If you are interested in a group study course that you can download to deliver to your staffing team then please visit our Staff Wellbeing Course here

It is the duty of all staff within education to protect and promote the wellbeing of their students, but what about the staff themselves?

Head teachers and their staff teams are under increasing pressure to perform at a higher academic level, with fewer resources. As the academic pressure increases, there is less time in schools for creativity, social interaction and reflection. WIth increasing numbers of experienced teachers leaving the profession, or leaving to work abroad it is evident that stress and anxiety levels within staff teams are rising.

Newly qualified teachers are unused to the high levels of pressure in the profession and they receive very little information about pupils’ emotional wellbeing and even less about their own. Schools have begun to spend funds on staff wellbeing but taking time out of school to attend specific training courses is becoming less viable, with rising costs of supply cover and the feeling that time away from school is increasingly difficult.

This training will help participants to:

  • Discover the theoretical background to self-care
  • Recognise patterns of behaviour and why this is important for self-care
  • Identify a self-care baseline
  • Take a detailed look at physical and mental health and wellbeing
  • Learn how to become more aware of the need for self-care
  • Be able to promote positive change and to implement effective self-care.

Course map

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This course was written by Joanna Feast, an education specialist who primarily works with the Jigsaw PSHE team who travel around the country encouraging people to promote children's well-being. Joanna also runs 'Clean Wellbeing', a business dedicated to promoting health, fitness and wellbeing in an easy and relatable format. Clean Wellbeing specialise in exercise classes, courses, retreats and events.