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.
  • Watch interviews with Scottish education professionals about how they're coping with lockdown in the A Brew and a Blether section.
  • Read insightful articles from in the Teaching Scotland section.

Latest Resources

Taking stock and staying centred in uncertain times - Wellbeing Wednesday

Claire Lavelle, Managing Director of the Hive of Wellbeing, joined Sharon Smith to continue our series of Health and Wellbeing Webinars.

This session provided an opportunity for educators to reflect on the impact of new restrictions on their wellbeing.

During the session, Claire offered self-coaching strategies to support educators in taking stock of where their own wellbeing needs are being met and where they might consider a more self-compassionate and resourceful approach towards themselves in more challenging areas. She also shared ideas to cultivate habits of 'breaking the state,' returning to and staying centred when feeling overwhelmed.

Impact of racial discrimination on health and wellbeing: webinar recording

In this webinar, Khadija Mohammed, Yasmeen Hussain, Marcia Edwards and Sharon Smith discussed racial discrimination issues, how they impact on teachers’ wellbeing and learn about what we can do to combat the effects of discrimination and abuse.

Ask the Health and Wellbeing Specialist Q&A recording

We were joined by Dr Emma Hepburn, Sarah Philp and Claire Lavelle for this webinar in which they discussed a range of health and wellbeing subjects including: asking for help and recognising and owning how we feel; anxiety and mindfulness techniques; difficult conversations and supporting my colleagues; inner critic and imposter syndrome; feelings of isolation and supporting teams online; working from home aches and pains; hyper vigilance and exhaustion.

Education Support

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

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