Health promotion of teachers by strengthening social participation in teacher networks
Strengthening the health and well-being of teachers is our central goal. Our cross-school teacher networks help teachers become more aware of health-related key issues in a practice-oriented and role-related manner in order to reduce their own stress levels and to intentionally utilise their own health resources.
We view networking with teachers from different schools as a source of strength. The aim is to strengthen the self-worth and self-efficacy of teachers through the experience of social support and cooperation, to promote mental and physical health and to increase job satisfaction.
The following building blocks were used in health-related cross-school networking:
- Learning and implementing the method “collegial case counselling”
- Thematic input on health-related topics in the teaching profession selected by the participants
- Health exercises in accordance with the thematic inputs.
As part of the work with teachers in a total of three network interventions, two tool boxes have been developed containing materials for independent use: The anti-stress box for teachers as well as the collegial case counselling box.