Staff wellbeing: how to spot early signs of depression and anxiety

With an open and honest wellbeing culture in place, you may be able to spot problems early. Get advice on what to look for and what to do if you have concerns.

Last reviewed on 11 February 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
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Contents
  1. Remember that mental health can be a sensitive and emotive topic 
  2. What to look out for
  3. Spotting signs during partial school closure
  4. Make sure there’s been a change in someone's personality or behaviour

Remember that mental health can be a sensitive and emotive topic 

If you have concerns about a member of staff, you need to be careful about how you raise the topic - otherwise, you might just scare them away, or make things worse.

Have an open and honest school culture

People won’t come forward and be open with you, or be willing to talk about their mental health, if this isn’t standard practice in your school.

Here's how you can put a wellbeing culture in place:

Don’t try