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SAS Stress Awareness Support Month

Each month, we celebrate the wellbeing services that we provide and the impact it has on school staff and pupils across the country. We are also working to raise awareness and start conversations in an effort to help encourage people to seek support and also raise awareness about statistics relating to that wellbeing service.
The focus for December is on Stress Awareness Support.


As part of our comprehensive Whole School Wellbeing service, we offer complimentary Stress Awareness sessions for insured school leadership and staff.
On average, SAS consultants spend over 200 hours completing stress awareness courses for schools every year.

Many people suffer in silence about their mental health. Our stress awareness sessions are designed to help you and your staff identify the signs of stress, anxiety or depression in themselves, provide coping strategies and also ways to proactively approach mental health.

Sessions can be interactive with staff, showing ways to identify solutions to deal with stress or it could be a more mindful focussed session that concentrates on relaxation techniques. Due to current COVID restrictions, all of our stress awareness sessions are being completed virtually.

Stress awareness sessions are included in SAS policies as part of the Ask June – Wellbeing and Mindfulness support.

June Brade -SAS Wellbeing & Mindfulness Consultant

June is one of our many experts, on hand to support school staff with individual queries about their own health and wellbeing and also to help school leadership identify ways to better support whole school wellbeing. June is an accomplished therapist with over 10 years’ experience and specialises in managing anxiety and stress. She has worked for over 5 years within the education sector, working with clients one-to-one or as part of a group session

• Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner
• Coach ABNLP
• Psychotherapist MNCP
• Clinical Hypnotherapist DipHypGHR

The stress awareness sessions I deliver are designed to help you recognise stress not only in yourself but in others and learn how to be more resilient to combat anxiety. These sessions can be adapted specifically to meet the groups’ needs. I teach many interventions that will help manage and overcome stress. I can show you how to use visualisation techniques to bring about relaxation for both mind and body and reduce the negative thoughts we all have about ourselves from time to time. A qualified coach, through one to one sessions I guide and inspire clients to bring about a clearer understanding of their aspirations and goals, and to achieve the necessary changes in their present or future behaviour that will ensure positive outcomes. in addition, breaking down limiting beliefs and recognising learned behaviours that hold us back.”
To learn more about the support services available to schools and their staff, insured with SAS staff absence insurance policies with Ask June, click here.