I have written before about the benefits of using the Headspace app as part of a range of strategies for managing with daily life. I was fortunate to secure a number of free annual subscriptions two years ago which staff, and students, used to great effect but this was not available last year. However, Headspace… Read More Headspace annual subscription is FREE for UK Educators
At IVC we have a well-being directory – this is a range of activities and support events to encourage the well-being and mental health of all staff and students at the college. As part of this, I was lucky to be able to offer staff a one-hour counselling session last term. I had wanted to… Read More How will you support staff this year?
I’m running the London Marathon for MIND this year. I’m doing this partly because I love running and partly because my life and the lives of those close to me have been bruised by spasmodic mental health. Things were going great but in the past few weeks, I’ve been injured…. Not in the “leg-hanging-off” sense of… Read More Injuries with double impacts…
This is not a sad post about depression. It is a post of how, with the most amazing support of work colleagues and my family, I brought an end to the years of moodiness, the cycles of up and down and stepped away from the almost certainly disastrous resignation from teaching that would have had… Read More Taming the black dog….