This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. We are committed, as a Trust, to improving the mental health and wellbeing of our staff, and have been working constantly to create a supportive culture in each of our academies, to nurture good mental health.
Each of our academies has at least one Mental Health First Aider. Our Mental Health First Aiders have been fully trained by MHFA England, and are there to listen, if anyone needs somebody to talk to.
We are proud to say that we hold the Medway Gold Award for Wellbeing at ALL our schools, and are working towards the Platinum Award by:
- Committing to train all Senior leaders as Mental Health First Aiders within the next year
- Being advocates of prioritising mental health
- Having a Senior Mental Health Lead in each of our schools
The Trust is continuously striving to improve the workplace health offer, and we are actively influencing our community stakeholders to adopt health behaviours.
Need To Talk?
Education Support provides targeted support for mental health and wellbeing to teaching staff:
www.educationsupport.org.uk | 08000 562 561
Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem:
www.mind.org.uk | 0300 123 3393
Samaritans provides emotional support to anyone in emotional distress and struggling to cope:
www.samaritans.org | 116 123