Emotional Health


Using Resilience and Well-being to Work Well Under Pressure
About this course

With good reason, this is one of the UK’s most popular and highly acclaimed in-school training courses for teaching and support staff. It has been run by more than 600 schools from all sectors over the last 13 years. It is endorsed by HMC, NUT, ISC, GSA, GDST and IAPS.

Your school is only as good as the people who work in it. If, even for reasons outside of the school’s control, staff feel stressed, anxious or unhappy, this will have a detrimental effect on morale, on teaching standards and ultimately on the quality of the education provided to your pupils.

Over the last few years almost all schools have had to ask some difficult questions about how to provide the best education they can whilst working within very tight budgets and almost inevitably part of the answer to those difficult questions is that every member of staff is expected to give 100%.

But how sustainable is this really in the long term? The simple answer is that it’s not. No system, no computer and no person, even a dedicated teacher, can work at 100% capacity week-in, week-out, year after year. It’s just not possible, and yet that is what many of them feel they are expected to do.

This course is all about helping your staff to work well under pressure when they need to, but it’s also about helping them to understand when and how to ease off the gas a bit. It is designed to help staff know how to look after themselves from an emotional perspective and to establish and maintain a healthy work/life balance so that they can contribute positively to the school over many years, rather than risking burn out or becoming cynical and jaded.

If you are looking for a course that will inspire and motivate your staff to be able to deal with the challenges of working in a school in the 21st century, you’ve found it!

Course Outcomes:
  • Help your staff to be happy by showing them how to reduce stress and anxiety and how to boost their emotional health and wellbeing
  • Save your school money by reducing absenteeism, presenteeism, staff conflict and the subtle passive-aggressive behaviour that unhappy staff can display that undermines the morale of everyone else
  • Raise teaching standards by showing staff how to work well under pressure and deal with stress appropriately
  • Create a positive workplace culture by helping staff to really understand what their emotional health is, how to assess it and how to improve it
Course Outline:
Session 1:

Introduction to the concept and importance of emotional health and wellbeing

Personality and pressure - insights for everyone

‘First aid’ for stress, anxiety, anger and emotional hijackings

Our basic emotional needs - we’ve all got them and why we can’t ignore them

Session 2:

Why improving your posture is a shortcut to improving your wellbeing

An essential guide to getting a good night’s sleep

Two brilliant practical techniques for controlling the most common physical signs of stress

A mental focus technique used widely by sports people - instantly relax, regain focus, reduce stress and enhance wellbeing

Wendy Imperato


029 2071 1787
Mary Chapman


+44 (0)29 2071 1787

“The best course I have ever attended on any subject. Engaged everyone over all levels. Relates to the real world.”

Teacher , Old Palace of John Whitgift School

Bethany was engaging, witty and knowledgeable. Content was delivered in a well paced and accessible way. Loved the booklet too! Thank You.

Teacher , Sharnbrook Academy

Very relaxed, approachable and 'real'. An opportunity to reflect and be accepting of 'pressure' and it's realities. Good to know we are not alone in struggling with work-life- balance.

Assistant Head , Kingham Primary School

A very enjoyable session with lots of practical tips that can be used on a daily basis.

Teacher , Kings College Alicante

Super course - Perfect for whole school and personal development!

Principal , Westholme School

Very interesting and useful reflections on needs and managing demands placed on me at work. Enjoyed being reminded about the importance of breathing in terms of how it affects emotions/ physical feelings. Lovely presenter, easy to engage with and listen to. The course left me feeling very positive and perhaps slightly more in control.

Teacher , Francis Holland School

Very informative course with suggestions that can quite easily be implemented. A number of ideas that I will certainly be taking forward. The trainer was knowledgeable and easy to listen to

Teacher , Bedford Girls' School