Supporting the Education Sector

Teachers are working as hard as ever to help children and young people flourish and reach their full potential. However, the contexts they are working in can be challenging. The Mental Health and Productivity Pilot (MHPP) gives schools the opportunity to prioritise staff mental health and wellbeing. 

Support during challenging times

We know that many education staff are currently struggling with their mental health and wellbeing. For a long time they have been juggling a multitude of different tasks and demands on a daily basis, but these last six months have seen a tremendous amount of change due to the pandemic, and this has put additional pressure on staff. Therefore, it's more important than ever, to give education staff the right emotional and practical support.

As part of the Mental Health and Productivity Pilot (MHPP), our University now has funding to work with education providers in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Stoke and Staffordshire.

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A Timely Opportunity

The government’s Green Paper on children’s mental health puts schools at the heart of promoting mental health for young people. To achieve this, schools must first identify the needs of staff and find out why some struggle with the pressures of the job.

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What is the Mental Health and Productivity Pilot?

MHPP is a three-year pilot, which aims to raise awareness about mental health in the workplace and about the support that is available to employers and employees to improve workplace mental health.

We've completed Phase One of the pilot, which included speaking to 1,900 employers in the Midlands to explore what the current issues are, how they deal with these, and what the impacts on business performance and productivity are. The next phase is now to work with businesses and organisations to help integrate effective mental health provision within the working environment.

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