Teacher mental health and wellbeing

Access free resources and support including wellbeing webinars

It's important that everyone looks after their mental health and wellbeing during times of uncertainty and change.

This article outlines resources and support available for teachers. 

Wellbeing webinars and videos

Health and wellbeing webinars are available on-demand, designed to support the health, safety and wellbeing of school staff, including teachers. 

Refer to the health and wellbeing webinars intranet page to access the webinars.

Virtual gym and Get Active Victoria

To support staff maintain physical health and fitness, our virtual gym provides access to free video workouts and healthy recipes.

Get Active Victoria is another great source of at-home, guided workout videos, challenges and games for all levels and is free to join.

Employee Wellbeing Support Services 

Employee Wellbeing Support Services provide free and confidential advice to proactively support the wellbeing of eligible department staff. Converge International is the department’s external provider of the Employee Wellbeing Support Services.  

School staff can make appointments to receive tailored support across 8 different service streams and 6 specialist helplines. 

Immediate family members aged 18 years and over can access the Family Assist stream. To access the services and make an appointment, call 1300 291 071 or book online via the Converge International(opens in a new window) portal, entering the organisational code mywellbeing  

For further information, refer to the Employee Wellbeing Support Services Guidance chapter in the department’s Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Management in Schools Policy.

Additional resources

Our Policy and Advisory Library (PAL) includes resources for school staff, including teachers.

Refer to the OHS Management System (OHSMS) Overview pages on PAL for more information.

Advice and guidance are also available for teachers to support the mental health and wellbeing of students. Access a quick Guide to Student Mental Health and Wellbeing resources for advice (PDF). Further resources are also available in the Mental Health Toolkit