Teacher and Staff Well-being
School staff and teachers can’t be at their best if they don’t have support for their own health and well-being. By supporting the whole person and the things they need to be healthy and happy, schools and districts can help school employees feel their best while they live out their passion for education.
Kaiser Permanente supports staff and teacher well-being because we know it:
- Helps retain teachers and staff
- Reduces stress
- Boosts job satisfaction
Well-Being Spaces for Teachers and Staff
Provide your teachers and staff with a dedicated place to relax and recharge during the school day. Learn about the importance of well-being spaces and how to create a space at your site.
Resilience in School Environments (RISE)
Resilience in School Environments, or RISE, is designed to help create safe and supportive learning environments by cultivating practices that strengthen the social and emotional health of all school employees and students. RISE works with schools and districts to prepare staff to better understand and integrate social and emotional well-being into all aspects of school life, both theirs and their students.
Booster Shot: How to prevent burnout! Tips, tricks and the science behind habits and well-being
This 30-minute webinar replay aimed at educators features Deb Friesen, MD sharing more on the science behind habit-building. Learn about building habits to improve mental and physical health, how changing a small thing can have a big impact and get access to specific tools that can help.
National Healthy Schools Collaborative Back-to-School Guide
The National Healthy Schools Collaborative (NHSC) is a collective impact group of organizations working in health and education brought together by Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools. Part of the mission is to coordinate practices for health in education so every school succeeds, every educator excels, and every child thrives. The collaborative developed a comprehensive list of resources designed to help provide parents, educators, school staff, pediatricians, administrators and/or more with helpful information as the 2023-2024 school year begins. The following resources are available at no cost and can be shared widely.
Starting a Workforce Well-Being Program Toolkit
Any school, organization or business of any size can support workforce well-being. This toolkit helps you with laying a foundation for getting leadership on board, organizing activities, and making it easy to create an organizational culture that promotes well-being.