The Coronavirus pandemic has been detrimental to the mental health of staff working for schools and education providers. 
A survey by the Teachers' Union into teacher wellbeing has revealed the extent of this. With 11,857 respondents, the study found that 91% of teachers report their job has had an adverse effect on their mental health. 90% of respondents say they have experienced an increase in workplace stress over the past 12 months. 
 
Even though the Department of Education has released a voluntary charter for schools to sign up to, 8 in 10 teachers say they do not believe government policies support schools to look after the wellbeing of teachers and 98% said the OFSTED inspection system does not take staff wellbeing into account when assessing schools. 
 
This should not be the situation for those shaping our children's futures and there is a long way to go in terms of improving our response to the mental health of our education staff. 
 
What’s the solution? 
 
A bespoke mental wellness solution that fits the needs of YOUR school. Strive with SanaMente is a community that offers a bespoke solution to the rise in the number of teachers with mental health problems. 
 
Educate & Strive is specific for schools and education providers. By giving teachers access to Strive, education providers are looking after the future of their schools. All members have access to mental health resources guiding them through the 10 Keys of Happiness with engaging and relevant content available to read, watch, listen and do. Members can access online events and groups like Rest-Reset-Refocus - bitesize masterclasses by industry experts. 
 
Currently 2/3 of teachers say that their school does not have measures in place to monitor stress and burnout and just over ¾ believe their school does not promote wellbeing in the workplace. Strive could change this opinion. If schools sign up to Strive, staff will then see that something is being done by their leadership to combat these issues. 
 
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