Teacher Well-being: Training on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Teach
This manual has been developed by Edukans to support teachers’ well-being in different contexts. Edukans aims to support quality education. Its worldwide mission is to create opportunities, enabling children and young people to shape their futures with confi dence. Edukans supports teachers by providing different trainings on active teaching and learning and has developed a manual on Learning and Behaviour Support. They have also developed training manuals for Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Life Skills which support the development and well-being of children and youth. In this manual the wellbeing of the teachers itself is at the centre, because without teacher well-being quality education is at risk. To respond to this critical need, Edukans has developed a unique Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) manual aimed at supporting teacher well-being. The MHPSS training uses the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) model as a backbone, addressing key areas such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.
This manual has been developed based on research which took place in December 2022 in Ethiopia, entitled “Assessing Mental Health and Psychosocial Conditions of Teachers and Students in Crisis-Affected Areas in Ethiopia for Intervention”, and on a needs assessment which was conducted for this manual in Ethiopia and Lebanon where Edukans has been supporting Education in Emergencies (EiE) for several years.
The manual provides trainers and facilitators with strategically selected materials that they can use to guide them in designing training programmes filled with knowledge and skills. The aim is to support teachers, enabling them to cope and to be well in various contexts of displacement, emergency or adversity.