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Wellbeing & Support

Wellbeing Resources & Support for Schools

Senior Leaders Guidance for Managers School Workload Reduction Coping With Loss

Education Support Partnership Website

Free and confidential advice for all education staff and governors.

Peer to Peer Support - Education Support Partnership

ACAS - Time off for Bereavement

ACAS is the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.  They are an independent public body and they provide free and impartial advice on employment matters.

They have drafted the above guidance on managing requests for time off work for bereavement, that you may consider, in the absence of any policy.

DfE - Reducing School Workload

Cruse - Bereavement Support

Volunteers who can provide support to people through one of the most painful times in life – with bereavement support, information and campaigning.

Staff Mental Health in Education Resources

A toolkit of wellbeing resources for all education settings.


Free daily wellbeing telephone support service for headteachers and CEOs.


A Guide to Compassionate Bereavement Support - Guidance for line managers


Our Frontline

Our Frontline provides 24/7 emotional support, by call or text with trained volunteers, or online resources, to all the workers who have been on the frontline throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

School leaders can access free wellbeing support through Education Support. The DfE funded scheme provides free one-to-one supervision, peer support and counselling to assistant headteachers, deputy headteachers and above. 

School leaders can apply here, even if they have access to an employee assistance programme in their school. 

    Southwark Guidance - Managing a loss in the community (docx)
Southwark Well-being References (xlsx, 20kb)