“Choosing Umbrella as a partner gave PPTA members access to psychologists with specialised expertise in mental health and wellbeing that they would otherwise not have had.”
School environments are becoming increasingly complex. PPTA Te Wehengarua wanted to address the urgent need for support amongst the secondary teachers workforce, and approached Kāpuhipuhi Wellington Uni-Professional (WUP) to identify a suitable professional partner to support secondary teachers through a wellbeing initiative.
It was essential for the initiative to be delivered by highly trained experts in their field, with a robust depth of understanding about building and maintaining resilience, and who could relate this to the context of secondary teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The course needed to enable participants to gain knowledge about stress and how to spot the signs in themselves and others, and to learn practical resilience skills to help them thrive and build habits that will last.