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Positive Footprints to host mental health talk for over 200 teachers

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Positive Footprints are supporting the wellbeing of teachers and headteachers by hosting an online mental health talk with charity Chasing the Stigma on Wednesday 17th March from 4pm-5pm.  

With many key worker children already in school, and many more pupils returning on Monday 8th March 2021, we understand it is a challenging time for the education sector.

That it is why we are hosting a 1-hour session which aims to help teachers and headteachers talk more openly about mental health, the pressures of lockdown and home schooling, and answer any questions they have about the future.

The session will be hosted by founder of the charity, Jake Mills, who said:
“We all have mental health, and it has been a difficult time for children, parents, teachers and headteachers over the past 12 months, but I’m hoping I can give people a bit of advice on how they can manage pressures and anxieties of teaching and let them know that it is okay to have these emotions – because we all have them.” 

Not only is the online event great for teachers and headteachers, but it is also great for Chasing the Stigma too. For every person who attends the online talk Positive Footprints will donate a minimum of £2 to the charity, so we are encouraging as many staff as possible to take part in the talk.

Lesley Burrows, Managing Director of Positive Footprints, said:“Education is at the heart of everything we do at Positive Footprints and we need to make sure that we are looking after the people who are teaching our children. We hope by bringing our network of schools together for this session that staff will realise they are not alone and just by speaking openly about mental health that can be a benefit itself.”

The free talk will take place at 4pm on Wednesday 17th March 2021 (10/03/21).

It’s time we started talking about mental health.