Working at home

Created on: 16 Dec 2020 | Last modified: 20 Sep 2021

The information offered in this section addressing working at home covers guides to wellbeing at home, as well as blended learning guidance. There are clear, strong links between mental health and wellbeing, and the ongoing situation of working and living at home within guidelines - particularly where work-life balance is impacted by caring and responsibilities at home calling on more of our attention, often at the same time as work tasks.

The Mental Health Foundation offers a guide on working from home, including how to utilise the help and support of available networks.

TED Talks: How to get into a work from home mindset is a playlist of talks on topics such as achieving work-life balance.

Education Support offers dedicated mental health support to education staff in UK schools, colleges and universities. They also have a free counselling hotline. 

The Scottish Government Healthier Scotland website offers a range of practical tools and tips around mental wellbeing, aimed at those working at home.

MIND, as part of the 'Taking Care of You' campaign has produced a Going Home Checklist, which aims to help separate working and personal space and time.

The EIS webinar Blended and Remote Learning: what's in the mix? and accompanying resources are available here.

THE EIS Professional Learning Blog series focusing on digital skills:

The EIS Blended Learning Guidance sets out the principles to be considered when moves to these models of teaching and learning are being considered and provides advice on the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of online teaching in the COVID context.

Cult of Pedagogy, which offers ideas for lesson development delivery, as well as teacher self-care, has developed a comprehensive resource for design and delivery of lessons in the current environment.

Embedding mental wellbeing in the curriculum: A new approach from The Open University. 

A wide range of resources are available on the Education Scotland National Improvement Hub.