Create a ‘culture of care’ to support staff mental health

Patrick Ottley-O'Connor, Westhoughton High School

It’s time to make great staff mental health much more than just a ‘nice to have’. Headteacher Patrick Ottley O'Connor shares practical tips and strategies to help you create a school culture that prioritises mental health, and encourages everyone to take responsibility for their own wellbeing. Patrick explains how to introduce a weekly wellbeing briefing, give staff time to do what makes them happy – be this CPD or ironing – and create informal support networks.