Please do not come into work with a significant fever or illness as described below.
To support the delay of the spread of the virus, the Department for Health and Social Care has asked anyone who shows certain symptoms to stay at home for 7 days, regardless of whether they have travelled to affected areas. This means people should stay at home and avoid all but essential contact with others for 7 days from the point of displaying mild symptoms, to slow the spread of infection.
The symptoms are:
- A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
- A new, continuous cough
Every Mind Matters self-care tool
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Your Mind Plan can help you to take simple steps to look after your mental health and find a good work-life balance.
What’s this for?
It’s well known that teachers have a busy schedule – and it’s important that you take the time to make your wellbeing a priority.
Our new mental health campaign Every Mind Matters offers a free online action plan, approved by the NHS, that offers simple steps we can all take to care for our mental health. The tool can help to deal with stress and anxiety, boost mood, improve sleep quality and take control of our wellbeing.
Whilst you care for children at school, why not create your own self-care action plan today?
Autumn 2019 – MIND focussing on Schools
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We are pleased to make an early introduction in the newsletter to our Five Steps to Mental Health and Wellbeing: An Approach for Schools and Colleges.
Resources, ideas and support around the five areas of: Promoting Wellbeing, Supporting Staff, Understanding Need, Working Together and Leading Change are being currently tested by schools, ready for the website launch in Spring. We are starting to use the titles within our newsletters, to get school staff used to these well researched steps, which will help you to make positive changes in mental health and wellbeing in your school.
In the library we had a #MentalHealthAwarenessDay session where two students used the conversation starter chatterbox to discuss ways of relaxing and they suggested #Meditation #Stretching #Music #Sleep #StressBall – They session ended with one student reading to everyone. pic.twitter.com/oUp8v6DlID
— CharltonParkAcademy (@CharltonSch) October 11, 2019
5 Ways to reduce stress right now
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The signs of stress aren’t always obvious, but the effects of it can manifest in your day to day life or on your physique. Hair loss, heart attacks, depression, cancer and other chronic illnesses can all be stress related.
Everyone has stressful elements in their life, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them.
The good news is that we don’t have to tolerate stress. We’re responsible for allowing stress to enter our lives, and if we can let it in, then we have the power to let it back out by taking small steps and changing our habits. Implementing minute lifestyle changes can create fundamental and powerful shifts to help cope with stress. Read how here: happiful.com/five-simple-ways-to-reduce-stress-right-now.
Cycle to Work
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The Government’s ambition that cycling and walking are the natural choices for shorter journeys, or as part of a longer journey, was clearly set out in the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy published in 2017. If we can increase levels of active travel, such as cycling, the benefits are substantial. For individuals, it means cheaper travel and better health. For businesses, it means increased productivity and increased footfall in shops. And for society as a whole it means lower congestion, better air quality, and vibrant, attractive places and communities.
The health benefits of cycling are well understood. Illness as an outcome of physical inactivity costs the NHS up to £1 billion per annum, with further indirect costs calculated at £8.2 billion.
We want to make sure that Cycle to Work schemes continue to attract new cyclists and are as inclusive as possible so that people travelling to work have the opportunity to realise the benefits that cycling affords. The scheme has involved over 40,000 employers across the country, and has contributed to help more than 1.6 million commuters to cycle to work.
We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Welcome to your
September edition of Mind@work
In this edition:
- Get ready for World Mental Health Day 10 October
- A look at sickness absence policies
- Understanding workplace adjustments
- Make a public commitment to better mental health with the Time to Change Employer Pledge
- Last chance to join our Workplace Wellbeing Index
- Coping with bereavement
- Our latest news – new mentally healthy universities programme, attend the LGBTQI+ in the workplace summit and sponsor a Mind Media Award
The gym currently runs five days a week from 9.35am to 2.25pm for students and from 3pm until 6pm for all staff. All students have access to the gym and those who currently attend come from a variety of SEN backgrounds. The gym currently works in partnership with the MOVE team and the physiotherapists to offer rehabilitation and functional fitness regardless of student’s current ability with the aim being to promote a better physical and mental wellbeing.