At Prior Pursglove College, we are passionate about staff wellbeing as we value and care about our workforce and believe wellbeing is at the heart of championing better working lives.
In the UK around 70 million working days are lost each year due to mental ill health. At Prior Pursglove College we recognise that by supporting our people with mental health conditions, we are investing in them.
We have recently trained a number of staff to be staff-focussed Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA). This is an internationally recognised approach that teaches us to spot the first signs and symptoms of common mental health problems and to guide individuals to appropriate help and support.
These employees are first point of call for our people facing mental health challenges, to support them and the people around in the workplace. The role sits alongside an individual’s usual job role with Mental Health First Aiders responding to incidents as and when required in much the same way as physical First Aiders currently do.
Please click on the logo above to find out who our Mental Health First Aiders are.
The college has also signed up to the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter. In signing this charter, Prior Pursglove College commits to placing wellbeing and mental health at the heart of our decision making. We will support staff to make positive choices for their own wellbeing and encourage a collegiate culture across and between all roles in the school or college.