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 Assistance Program

    If you feel that you need more formal support, access the free, confidential counselling which is available 24 hours, seven days a week through the Employee Assistance Program.

    It is available to school staff and their immediate family (aged 18 years and over) and school council employees such as Casual Relief Teachers.

    To book, phone: 1300 361 008 or use the live chat function on the Lifeworks Australia website.

    Additional resources

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

    Refer to the Mental Health and Wellbeing – Employees or 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. Further resources are also available in the Mental Health Toolkit.