Interactive image: Education NT Employee Wellbeing Framework Model
The Northern Territory Department of Education is committed to employee wellbeing and values supporting school leaders, principals, teachers and support staff to flourish in their roles.
Principal and School Leader Wellbeing
Flourishing Principals and School Leaders
The Northern Territory Department of Education is committed to principal and school leader wellbeing and values supporting our leaders to flourish in their roles.
The Northern Territory Department of Education recognises that effective teachers are the most important in-school factor contributing to student achievement and are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our teaching workforce.
We know that, when teachers are at their best, students are at their best.
Enablers of Wellbeing
Growing Wellbeing Capability
Providing a range of wellbeing resources and committing to growing and sharing these with employees and the collective offers multiple and real opportunities to enhance employee wellbeing and grow collective wellbeing capability.
Building Wellbeing Culture
Building a wellbeing culture supports the occupational wellbeing of employees. The desire to contribute and make a positive impact on the organisations in which we work, and on the society in which we live, leads to occupational wellbeing.
Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing
Supporting mental health and wellbeing refers to the appropriate supports required to create and maintain mental health and holistic wellbeing. The department supports employees by providing information and services aimed at enhancing all dimensions of wellbeing.
Individual employees play a key role in their own wellbeing. All employees are encouraged to engage in the maintenance of their wellbeing, access suitable resources and have a planned approach to wellbeing.
How are you looking after your wellbeing today?
The collective refers to those who make up the social capital that employees have access to, and are themselves an active part, and includes: principals; teachers; support staff; department officers; managers; students; parents; and, community members. The collective invest in and support all employees to flourish.
How do you positively impact on and support employee wellbeing?
The department supports employee wellbeing by adopting and promoting strategic directions and systemic approaches based on evidence, data and principal feedback. The department resources quality programs aligned to needs assessment, data analysis and consultation.
How can we make a difference?
The Five Dimensions of Wellbeing
Emotional wellbeing relates to self-awareness and emotional regulation. It includes how well we cope, and is often reflected by the level of a person’s resilience. Emotional wellbeing is in part informed by our capacity for self-reflection.
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Social wellbeing includes the extent to which we experience positive relationships and connectedness to others. This includes relationships both in and beyond the workplace. It encompasses the quality and availability of an individual’s social capital and is important for pro-social behaviour, trust, and empathy towards others.
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Spiritual wellbeing relates to our sense of life-meaning and purpose. It can include our connection to culture, community, spirituality and/or religiosity and includes the beliefs, values, mental models and ethics we hold.
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Physical wellbeing is one of the most important dimensions of wellbeing. Without physical wellbeing we struggle to perform our daily tasks and activities.
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Mental wellbeing is associated with achievement and success. It includes how information is processed and how judgements are made. It is also informed by motivation and persistence to achieve. Mental wellbeing is important for attaining knowledge and experiencing positive growth.
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