At LDST, we believe that our employees are our greatest asset and we are committed to promoting a positive mental health and emotional wellbeing strategy, and supportive environment where our staff feel valued and able to flourish. LDST’s commitment to staff is to ensure that the health and welfare of our workforce is at the heart of the working arrangements of the Trust.
We believe that the good mental health and wellbeing of our staff is vital to organisational success and sustainability and the well-being of children and learners.
After setting up our Mental Health and Well-Being Network, each school held staff meetings to gain an insight into what staff felt LDST could do to support their mental health and well-being. Furthermore, a number of staff members took part in the NASUWT Mental Health First Aid Training, and all school’s now have a mental health champion.
What we aim to achieve:
Our long-term approach will focus on strategies that enable us to:
- Prioritise staff mental health
- Give staff the support they need to take responsibility for their own and other people’s wellbeing
- Give managers access to the tools and resources they need to support the wellbeing of those they line manage
- Establish a clear communications policy
- Give staff a voice in decision-making
- Drive down unnecessary workload
- Champion flexible working and diversity
- Create a good behaviour culture
- Support staff to progress in their careers