Supporting Educators’ Mental Health: Workplace Mental Health Barriers and Strategies

well-being english

presenters: Kathleen Qu, Dr. Sam OzerskyDr. Sagar Parikh 
when: Day 1 – Session 1


Addressing educators’ mental health lays the foundation for successful initiatives that aim to improve student mental health and foster safe school environments. Mental health among educators is particularly challenging due to the demanding task of balancing administrative priorities, personal passions, family life, and students’ individual success.

Through guided meditation and a self-help exercise, participants will identify the barriers that they face when addressing their personal mental health and learn about resources available to help them develop a strategy for a workplace culture that accommodates mental health needs.

“Educators serve as role models in their personal lives and professional careers. Their mental health is vital to the success of students. We explore the unspoken conversations that are key to breaking down barriers to develop effective strategies for engaging educators in their personal mental health.” – Kathleen Qu