Mental Health and Wellbeing (Code: C1560)
This programme will create space for leaders to reflect on and share their journey towards self-awareness and positive mental health.
Each of the three webinars will showcase two FE leaders or managers, in partnership with a leading sector organisation related to the conversation theme. Following a “talking heads” presentation, the session will move into breakout conversations to continue the discussion with our guest speakers and share experience with peers in these smaller groups.
Who is this for?
Webinar one: Leading through crises – Monday 16 October 10:30am-12pm is aimed at principals and senior leaders in FE. Speakers include Kate Day, Director of operations at DH Associates Ltd and Education Support.
Webinar two: Managing trauma – Thursday 7 December 11am-12:30pm is aimed at middle managers in FE.
Webinar three: Mental wealth – Wednesday 7 February 2:30-4pm is aimed at middle managers in FE.
The aim of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme is to support all FE leaders and managers to embed humanistic cultures within their organisations, addressing some of the emerging issues that are impacting students and staff.
Webinar 1: FE leaders will talk candidly about their experience of supporting a workforce experiencing collective trauma, sharing how they balance the need to look after themselves and the responsibility for supporting a healthy workforce and happy student body. This will be followed by a presentation on services available to support FE leaders.
Webinar 2: Two FE managers will share their experience of how they are responding to student trauma, whilst addressing their own needs, and the needs of their teams. Charlie Waller Memorial Trust will present on the national picture and how they have been working with FE.
Webinar 3: FE leaders and a national organisation (TBC) will talk about the partnership between education and health, addressing some of the systemic challenges, as well as opportunities to support wholistic and accessible support for students. A consideration that with the right support, our learning communities can be “mentally wealthy”, not poor.
Each webinar will be 90 minutes long.
Webinar one: Leading through crises – Monday 16 October 10:30am-12pm
Webinar two: Managing trauma – Thursday 7 December 11am-12:30pm
Webinar three: Mental wealth – Wednesday 7 February 2:30-4pm.
Following the speakers, each webinar will have a breakout session that will last 20 minutes.
These webinars are part of a wider set of resources. Ahead of each webinar, one blog and two resources will be published that relate to the webinar theme. These will be sent to delegates ahead of the webinar to read and to support reflection and discussion in the breakout sessions.
Resources will be published on the ETF website which also has resources created previously as part of this project.
The series “ ETF leadership mental health and wellbeing podcast” is also part of this programme. This can be listened to on Spotify or by searching ETF leadership mental health on your podcast provider.
The webinars are aimed at Senior Leaders and Middle Managers