Our 2020 Teacher Wellbeing Index found that 30% of education professionals (35% of school teachers) considered there was a stigma (feeling of shame) which prevented them from talking about mental health problems at work.
Below you’ll find guidance, which include practical tools that can be downloaded to help raise awareness and tackle mental health stigma in your school including information to support the role of mental health champions.
Raising awareness of mental health
Mental Health Champions
A dedicated guide for schools, and additional resources, are coming soon. In the meantime we have provided links to the Time to Change website, which has general information and resources on being a mental health champion.
Time to Change was a social movement to change the way people think and act about mental health problems. The campaign started in 2007 and closed at the end of March 2021. Over the course of the campaign, they worked with 7,500 champions with mental health problems, 1500 employers and 3,500 secondary schools, colleges and youth sector organisations.