Wellbeing Resources

Mental Health School Action Plan
Mental Health School Action Plan

Finding your element – Sir Ken Robinson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17fbxRQgMlU&t=383s

Simon Sinek – There is no going back to normal-an infinite mindset
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThJdlJD-foY

Simon Sinek – being a Leader:Empathy and Perspective
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJyNoJCAuzA

Change your Future
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZx4DTglHJc

Why middle management is the hardest job
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0W4H6jMLKg

The Three Secrets of Resilient People – Dr Lucy Hone – TED Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWH8N-BvhAw
Dr Lucy Hone, a resilience expert, shares the three strategies that got her through an unimaginable tragedy⁠—and offers a profound insight on human suffering. Lucy has helped a range of organisations—from primary schools to leading law firms—to design and implement wellbeing initiatives creating sustained and meaningful change. We feel this video is very useful if you are looking to regain some sense of control and build your resilience in the face of helpless situations, such as COVID-19.

TRP @ Home – https://theresilienceproject.com.au/at-home/everyone/
Hugh Van Cuylenberg, Founder/Director of The Resilience Project and a name well known in the education industry,  shares some tips on practising three wellbeing principals Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness. The research shows that regular practice of Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness will increase happiness and resilience. This website is a great place to start, Hugh has some great advice to give.

Practising GEM in difficult times – The Resilience Project – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ1a3K_AWr8

Quick Meditation for the Workplace –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fmePhcENxg
This 5-minute guided meditation is designed for the workplace and develop awareness and mindfulness to make your day more efficient and productive. A quick way to start your workday or do during your lunch break.  This is suitable for anyone – no yoga expertise required!

15 minute Yoga for Stress and Anxiety Release (no equipment required) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utrAlZf_Pjs
If you’re looking for some exercises to help de-stress, this 15-minute calming yoga routine includes some easy full body stretches that will help relieve stress and anxiety. Suitable for beginners and no equipment required.

Mindful Breathing Meditation (5 minutes)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmFUDkj1Aq0
A short video where you can spend a few minutes focusing on your breathing. This is 5-minute guided meditation created by Stop, Breathe & Think, to help you practise mindfulness.

Calm breathing guide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ7VSirHuQA
This video will guide you through the ‘4-7-8’ breathing technique, used for calming anxiety. Spend 10 minutes learning to slow and steady your breathing and feel calmer. 

Beyond Blue

Employee Assistance Program Poster

DET Health and Wellbeing Webinars for Schools

There are also some DET past session recordings and tipsheets that may help support a healthy work and life routine.

Managing your anxiety through coronavirus (COVID-19) highlights video
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Supporting your team’s mental health and wellbeing through times of uncertainty
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Access the tip sheet
Tip sheet: Supporting your team’s mental health and wellbeing through times of uncertainty

To request an accessible version of the PDF tip sheet, email employeehealth@education.vic.gov.au

Maintaining a healthy work and life routine when working from home
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Access the tip sheet

Having wellbeing conversations with peers
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Access the tip sheet

Tip sheet: Having wellbeing conversations with peers

To request an accessible version of the PDF tip sheet, email employeehealth@education.vic.gov.au