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Oct 26, 2020

Teacher recruitment and retention is often linked to wellbeing.  In this episode I talk to Jack Worth, Lead Economist at the National Foundation for Educational Research about his work into recruitment and retention.  We discuss the key factors that cause teachers to leave the profession, the impact of Covid-19 on the...

Oct 18, 2020

Teachers are often seen as being at the frontline of those who can identify and support young people who are struggling with their mental health.  It is daunting, but it shouldn't be.  Schools have clear referral systems that you can access but what should you be looking out for?  This short podcast gives you simple...

Oct 12, 2020

Have you ever wanted to share a problem and the person you are talking to just keeps jumping with their solutions or tells you about a similar incident in their life and you just don't feel like they 'get it'.  Often our responses when someone opens up to us are an attempt to show empathy but often make the person...

Oct 10, 2020

Around 30 percent of 15 year olds report experiencing bullying.  In this interview Professor Lucy Bowes from Oxford University, talks about the long term impacts this can have on mental health, who is at risk of being a bully and being a victim and why we should understand the whole picture.  It really is everybody's...

Oct 5, 2020

As teachers we often underestimate how much of our behaviour our students pick up on and model.  In this podcast I consider why teachers are such important role models and 5 key things they need to role model to improve mental health and wellbeing:

  • Values
  • Strengths
  • Positive reflections
  • Failure
  • Asking for help