The Educator: Should you introduce mental health days?

Paul Geyer, Chief Executive Officer of Principals Australia Institute, was interviewed by The Educator about strategies to support educators' wellbeing.

“[Mental health days are] something that could be considered if there was sound evidence to substantiate that it made a difference to an individual’s health, but the complexity of wellbeing in schools and the underlying causes suggests that there needs to be a range of actions and initiatives implemented,” he told The Educator.

“These could include staff being encouraged to go home by 4pm on certain days, or managing expectations around attending extra-curricular events and activities.”

Read the full article, 'Should you introduce mental health days?', on The Educator's website.

Principals Australia Institute offers Principal Wellbeing and Teacher Wellbeing workshops, designed to help educators support their own wellbeing. Find out more.