Understanding and Improving Stress Resilience

Understanding and Improving Stress Resilience

Date(s) - 16/11/2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


£30 per person

An empowering session covering the physiological impact of stress and the practical strategies we can all use to improve our wellbeing.

This course is for anyone who works in a school but is also suitable for school leaders who wish to develop a shared language around staff wellbeing.

We look at stress from a physiological perspective, developing understanding of the role of the autonomous nervous system and the balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic activity. We consider small interventions that can make a big difference through five themes: movement, nutrition, recovery, protection and thinking patterns.

By the end of the session, you will be able to proactively identify strategies to boost your own resilience to stress.

What previous participants have said:

The knowledge aspect of the training is very empowering. The small change aspect, with realistic context in school is very motivational and very much worth trying in my own setting.

The explanation of stress was very clear and supported by the diagrams to make it memorable. Thank you – I felt this was a very informative session and will be useful as I move forward writing our Mental Health strategy.

Presentation was professional, engaging and well-paced. So many differing individual levels of ‘resilience to stress’ within our educational setting.

About the facilitator:

Rachel Hornsey is a serving Headteacher at Sutton Courtenay Primary School. She recently qualified in Practical Stress Resilience Coaching with Future Practice, a recognised training provider. Rachel believes that teachers can only give children the energy, enthusiasm and creativity they deserve when they are able to manage their own stress effectively. Rachel has worked in primary schools across the country for thirty years in a variety of roles, and has also worked as a freelance phonics trainer for Debbie Hepplewhite. She is married with two teenage daughters.

Accessing the online event

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We do not provide refunds if you are unable to access the event due to technical issues that are beyond our control.

Participation in online events

In all cases, at the beginning of the session to confirm your identity please ensure that your camera is on, your username matches the name you registered with and that you register in ‘chat’ with your first name, second name and organisation. This is for security and registration purposes and we may remove, without refunds, participants who have not confirmed their identity as described above.

Our online events aim to be interactive and at times you may be expected to have your camera and microphone on during the session, although usually your microphone should be muted.

We may use ‘Raised Hands’, ‘Reactions’, ‘Chat’, ‘Polls’, shared whiteboards and shared screens during the session. We may also use ‘Breakout Rooms’ to allow you to work in a smaller group.

This event will not be recorded for copyright and privacy reasons.


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No refunds will be given with less than 30 days notice.

In the event of a refund request, please note that the Eventbrite booking fee of 6.5% plus 0.49p per ticket is not refundable.

To keep our event fees as low as possible, we are not able to issue invoices for payment by cheque or bank transfer and we are not able to reserve places without payment.

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