How to create a staff mental health and wellbeing action plan

Know what good staff mental health and wellbeing looks like and get advice on achieving it. Learn ways to check in on your staff as a first step towards creating a staff mental health and wellbeing action plan, and use our template to help you put together a plan that meets the needs of your setting.

Last reviewed on 28 September 2023
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Contents
  1. Find out how staff are doing at the moment
  2. Feed your findings into your action plan
  3. Download our template action plan
  4. Make sure you follow through
  5. Further resources

Find out how staff are doing at the moment

Send out a wellbeing questionnaire 

This will help you get a sense of what’s working well, and what you need to put in place.

Your wellbeing questionnaire should cover areas such as whether staff: 

  • Feel stressed at work  
  • Feel adequately supported at work 
  • Are happy with their work-life balance
  • Have trouble sleeping 
  • Have a reasonable amount of energy
  • Feel equipped to manage their workload 
  • Are worried about issues beyond school, for example bills

As well as open questions so staff can put forward suggestions, use a scale of 1 to 5 so that you can quantify the data. This suggestion, as well as some of the question areas above, are included in the Education Support Partnership’s guide to looking after teacher wellbeing

Make sure that you share the survey with your SLT, as well as filling

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