Teacher Wellbeing

The PDST Workplace Wellbeing poster has just been redeveloped. Click on the image below to print a copy for your classroom, staffroom or office. 




Guided Meditations 



What is wellbeing and why is it important?

In its simplest form, wellbeing is your ability to feel good and function effectively.  It gives you the resources to navigate the highs and lows we all experience in our work and in our lives, whilst enabling you to intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically ‘flourish’. As a result, studies are finding people who have higher levels of wellbeing reap all sorts of benefits. They are more resilient and have more energy, they are healthier and happier, and they are more productive. Despite your best intentions, we understand that finding the time and energy to look after yourself is challenging. Here, we outline small, practical, excuse-proof steps you can take to improve your chances of consistently flourishing.  And yes, while looking after your physical wellbeing definitely helps, did you know that even just a few minutes each day genuinely connecting with people you value, finding heart-felt reasons to laugh, and doing more of what you do best can also have a significant impact? Every step you take can be in the right direction.


How can I improve my wellbeing?

Follow the links below to discover wellbeing interventions that we feel might be of benefit to you. Start by selecting one intervention that appeals to you in each wellbeing area - work your way through until you find something that's a good fit for youA word from the wise... don't try them all at once! Don't be shy, link up with your colleagues for support - ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine.




Workplace Movement

The lunchtime mile

Are you moving enough?

The movement pyramid

One step at a time

Couch to 5k


Tips for budding runners


Find your Local Parkrun

Workplace Wellness Challenges

Stretch it out

Online Yoga Classes




Good Food on the Go


Domini Kemp Healthy Granola Bar


Catherine's Kitchen

How much sugar is in your drink?

Safefood Sugar Guide

Optimum Nutrition

A glossary of superfoods

Food Shopping Card

Irish Heart Foundation

The Right Start - 30 Healthy Breakfast Ideas


Neven McGuire Breakfast Guide




Everyday Mindfulness 

Simple practices to suit your busy lifestyle



15 Seconds of Mindfulness

Positive Strategies to Avoid Stress, Anxiety and Burnout

5 ways to improve your emotional health


Little Things Posters

How Meditating at Work is Good for You


Learn how to Meditate anywhere, anytime

Sleep Well

The good rest guide


Healing Gardens

Finding calm outdoors




Wellbeing in the Classroom

Standing Tall

Prevent back pain with good posture

Safe, Healthy Classroom

Ergonomically optimize your workspace

Physical Wellness at School

Tips for Teachers

Breathe Easy

Mindfulness for children

Speak Easy

Voice Care for Teachers


Read Watch Visit

Get Ireland Active - National Physical Activity Plan 

Healthy Ireland - A Framework for improved Health and Wellbeing 2013-2025

Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles in Post-Primary Schools Circular 51/2015

Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles in Primary Schools Circular 13/2016

Wellbeing Guidelines for Primary Schools

Wellbeing Guidelines for Post Primary Schools

A beautiful life Video Clip

A Lust for Life


Your Mental Health

Workplace Wellbeing

Bord Bia Gardening Tips

Food Matters




Further Support


(formerley Carecall Wellbeing) 

For FREE, confidential and immediate support call:

1800 411 057


Health and Wellbeing National Seminar - 6th May 2017

The Health and Wellbeing National Seminar took place on Saturday 6th May 2017, in the Kilashee House Hotel, Kildare. Entitled The Power of Habits - working from the inside out towards healthier and happier lives, this unique seminar featured a keynote address by Ciara O'Donnell alongside a variety of workshops including Appreciative Inquiry; Mental Health - A Whole School Approach; Mindfulness; Restorative Practice; SPHE - an integrated approach through the Visual Arts; Yoga and Meditation; Physical Literacy; Creativity and Connection; Exercise, Behaviour and Wellbeing in the Classroom; and HSE - Health Promotion School. Workshops were aimed at both teacher wellbeing and student wellbeing, attendance was FREE of CHARGE and this event was open to both Primary and Post Primary teachers. To print the flyer, click here


Health and Wellbeing National Seminar - 7/05/16

The inaugoral Health and Wellbeing National Seminar took place on Saturday 7th May 2016, in the Kilashee House Hotel, Kildare. Entitled Working on Happiness, Enhancing Health: Evidence Based Strategies Linked to a Better Quality of Life, this unique seminar featured a keynote address by Shane Martin alongside a variety of workshops including The Flow Workshop, Mental Health: A Whole School Approach, Mindfulness, Emotional Literacy through Visual Arts, Yoga and Meditation, Physical Litteracy, Just for Fun Orienteering and HSE - Health Promotion School. Workshops were aimed at both teacher wellbeing and student wellbeing, and attendance was FREE of CHARGE. To print the workshop descriptions, click here


Introduction to Teacher Wellbeing Workshops 2016-2017

This series of workshops will explore the concept of wellbeing and how teachers can be supported in maintaining and developing their wellbeing. Participants will develop a toolkit to comprise a range of strategies towards benefitting their personal and professional life and receive an accompanying workbook to compliment the content explored during the workshops. You can also apply for in-school Teacher Wellbeing workshops. Download the accompanying Wellbeing Workbooks for these workshop by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.