We have concentrated a lot on the challenges of the last year for colleagues and learners alike – what has changed, how we’ve adapted, and what lasting impact there may be. One challenge we have all faced is maintaining good mental health. Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, which runs from Monday 10 to Sunday 16 May, will focus on the theme of ‘nature’. For ideas of how to get involved, visit the event’s website.
If you are concerned about your personal wellbeing, there is a rich resource of information, advice and support – including details of the helpline run by Education Support and the ETF support service for newly-qualified teachers – on the Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing page of our website.
Having people you can talk to about your work – whether seeking advice or sharing best practice – is of course an important aspect of professional community. I think that’s something that is well understood across the sector. I’m therefore pleased that we include in this edition news that the date for the 2021 Society for Education and Training Conference (SET) has been confirmed. I hope to see lots of you online at this event, which has been recognised with a nomination for the forthcoming Association Excellence Awards.