GTC Scotland

The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Comhairle Choitcheann Teagaisg na h-Alba

Health and Wellbeing


GTC Scotland has created and curated a variety of resources and advice to support teacher and lecturer health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 crisis.

  • Get valuable insights from health and wellbeing professionals in our Webinar Recordings and Resources sections.
  • Read insightful articles from in the Teaching Scotland section.

Latest Resources

Staff Wellbeing – A Reprising of Themes

In this wellbeing webinar, Claire Lavelle will be revisiting themes from her series of webinars throughout this last year. She will focus on coaching questions, strategies and approaches that aim to support educators’ wellbeing as they make the staged transition from lockdown to their respective schools and settings.

Mental health support for the schools workforce - Barnado's Scotland and Place2Be will offer new mental health support for staff. More info here.

Compassionate transitions guidance - The British Psychology Society has recently published guidance to support teachers and education staff as they return to school. Read the resource

Wellbeing section - Teaching Scotland - issue 85 - In this issue; Paul Mills discusses the importance of coping mechanisms, Margo Cunningham and Claire Lavelle explain how coaching can support teachers' return to school and Hugh Smith looks at the signs and effects of situated trauma. Read the resource

Preparing for Your Probation: Becoming a Probationer in Scotland during the Covid-19 Pandemic - Dr Emma Hepburn. Read the resource

Education Support

Anyone in education can call the free and confidential helpline run by Education Support, 08000 562561

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