Let’s talk mental health. Last October I had Complete break down, I say inside me is a Jenga tower. When things happen blocks are either removed or added to the top and it is always a balancing game. Generally my jenga block was steady and still had solid foundations. Then one day it wasn’t. I was overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. I had panic attacks and days when I’d cry for no reason. My jenga tower was wavering. I was so lucky to be able to speak to my headteacher about it who directed me to a service that could help. In January I started CBT. I cried a lot and it took a long time to open up about what was really bothering me. I went through 3 therapists before finding Emir who seemed to get me. I opened up to him, then my friends and then my colleagues. And that pity and distrust I had anticipated wasn’t there. They understood when I had bad days and they helped when I needed help with the way we worked and we made changes. Now when things happen my jenga tower doesn’t feel like it’s about to fall or be overwhelmed. My foundations feel steady. I had my final therapy session on Thursday and I have a catch up in December to ensure I’m okay. As a teacher it’s so hard to admit when we need help because we have 30 little ones looking up at us but that’s one of the biggest reasons why you should look into it. Our mental health is just as important as our physical health. It doesn’t matter who you are, I hope you are well and that if you ever need the help you have the courage to find it, because it does change your life. #therapy#cbt#mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#teachersfollowteachers#teacher#teachersofinstagram#iteachtoo#staffwellbeing#wellbeing#teachersofig#ukteachersofig
Help students develop problem solving skills by ‘ordering’ food from a restaurant. This activity requires students to solve various mathematical questions in a real life scenario. Temp link in profile.