Coaching & Leadership Development
4 Great Summer Reads That’ll Help You in the Year Ahead

4 Great Summer Reads That’ll Help You in the Year Ahead

1. Mental Health and Wellbeing in The Learning and Teaching Environment Edited by Colin R. Martin, Mick P. Fleming and Hugh Smith                                                                                       This paradigm-shifting book draws on expertise from key opinion leaders within the academic research fields of education and mental health. The book considers the relationship between mental health and education in an evidence-based and practice-focused way. It is the first book of its kind to examine the complex problems associated with today’s high-stress, high-emotion learning and teaching environments which affects both learners and leaders of learning alike.It is an important and timely text that offers new hope in tackling the alarming mental health crisis in our schools and colleges. The book bears witness to the fact that with a growing number of students struggling with mental health problems and with schools full of pupils with a wide diversity of abilities, behaviours, needs and diagnosable conditions, teaching and school leadership have become some of the most challenging and stressful jobs imaginable. Crucially, the text also highlights the serious impact which the behaviour of pupils, teacher and school leaders can have on each other. We now understand that relationships in schools are fundamental to intellectual and behavioural growth for pupils and that many significant mental health problems of adults have their origins in childhood. In light of this, it is vital that those in education have all the tools and support necessary...

#AugustUnwind – Refreshing and Preparing You for the Year Ahead

  What is #AugustUnwind? At Integrity Coaching, we believe that you perform at your best when your needs are being met and your energy levels are at their highest. We also think that the summer holidays represent a vital opportunity for you to give yourself some ‘Head space’, so that you can clear your emotional and mental decks and begin to prepare yourself for the new term. If you don’t, you will run the risk of starting the new term only partially refuelled. You’ll start the new term thinking you’ve relaxed over the summer break, having switched off from all the pressures of running a school, whereas in fact your mind may have switched off, but your emotions haven’t. This is why we created the #AugustUnwind initiative which was designed to help you de-stress this August, make the most from your summer and above all, empower you to fulfil your role to the best of your ability next year. How does it work? Every day between 9Am and 11AM, we will be tweeting a new “challenge” for our followers, some big and some small – ranging from outdoor activity ideas, reflection suggestions to ways you can make August extra special for you and those you love. How can you get involved?  We’d love you to share the pictures of you completing your challenge or just share with us how you’re enjoying your summer break. Just be sure to use the #AugustUnwind hashtag!       Need helping Unwinding this August – why not check out our blog on How to Recharge Your Batteries This Summer....