This episode of The SecEd Podcast is the second in a four-part Back to School series offering advice to schools as the autumn term begins. This time, we focus on wellbeing support for teachers and support staff returning to school this month after the Covid-19 lockdown...

In this episode, we consider how schools can support the good mental health and wellbeing of their teachers who are returning after the Covid-19 lockdown. We also offer tips to school staff themselves on keeping mentally healthy.

Topics include bereavement, talking about mental health, spotting the signs, NQTs, anxiety, tips to help, whole-school advice & more. The podcast features:

This podcast – which was produced with the kind support of the National Education Union – complements SecEd’s recent series of 12-page Back to School Guides, which can be downloaded for free at

Also published in this series is our recent Back to School podcasts on Student Wellbeing (available at, Teaching & Learning (available at, and Remote Education & Edtech (available at

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