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Boost your wellbeing: Five simple steps for school staff

The pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the wellbeing and resilience of school staff. Dr Pooky Knightsmith explains five simple steps to boost your wellbeing when things feel hard

In a recent tweet, I asked: “Is anyone else feeling generally (even more) overwhelmed at the moment?” It garnered hundreds of likes and responses and I realised that I am far from alone at having hit a bit of a low at the moment.

While it is unsurprising during these darker months, mid-pandemic, that we might not all be feeling tip-top, that does not mean that there is nothing we can do about it.

So I turned my mind to a few simple things that we could all try to give ourselves a bit of a boost. I hope these help you or a colleague a little – I will certainly be leaning into them in the coming days and weeks.

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