Addington School

Staff Wellbeing


Creating a "Calm Kit" (for adults or children)

Free online Happiness coaching program for challenging times 

Coping with Family Life - this guide was written during the 2020 lockdown, but some of the tips and links to further advice may still be relevant

A Student's booklet: Coping with Change


Our fitness instructor Clare has shared a fitness session with us.  (Click the link and download the file to view it) 

Below are some links to possible resources to support staff during this time that focus on Wellbeing and maintaining good mental health.


Useful resources to support

Information about free Mental Health Support for teaching staff


Free Online Happiness Programme for UK Keyworkers - Art of Living UK are offering their meditation programme free to all key workers in the UK at the moment.


Government has published guidance and advice on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


NHS advice on Every Mind Matters -  https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/         


Mental Health At Work has published Coronavirus and isolation: supporting yourself and your colleagues. It pulls  together resources to support one another’s mental health through the outbreak and through working remotely


Mental Health Foundation has published some tips to help you, your friends and your family to look after your mental health, including how to avoid rumour and speculation which can fuel anxiety


Mind has published Coronavirus and your wellbeing. Information includes practical advice for staying at home, taking care of your mental wellbeing, and finding support for benefits or housing


Rethink Mental Illness' online hub is full of practical support and information for people living with, or supporting people with mental illness


If you're worried about your mental health you can speak to the Samaritans         

Understanding what causes us stress and taking action to manage our stress levels is a key part of looking after our wellbeing. The Stress Container is an interactive tool that can help us understand our stress levels




At Addington School we support our staff in improving their health and wellbeing



Wellbeing and Communication

Child Care Voucher Scheme

Pension Scheme

Employee Assistance Programme - Vita

Phased return to work

Bespoke continuing professional development

Opportunities for personal development

Flexible working policy

Appraisal System

Access to professional counselling

Wellbeing group

Wellbeing drop in sessions

Department meetings

SLT open door policy

Information boards

Communication time

Weekly staff briefings

Free staff uniform

Social Wellbeing

Health and Fitness

Social events

Easter and Christmas Thank You

Celebration tea parties


Discounts on products and services

Staff sporting events

Flu vaccinations

Hep B vaccinations

Cycle to work scheme


Gym discount

Workstation assessments

Workplace risk assessments