Psychosocial Support for SLs

The aim of this session is to:

  • To equip staff with skills that help them identify psychosocial challenges among colleagues. 

  • To equip staff with skills of managing mental health challenges of self so that they understand why an early intervention matters to avoid bigger challenges.

  • To introduce learners to effective and healthy strategies of dealing with stress and anxiety.

    This course is intended to be a companion to the live webinars we will be running from October through to November this year. 

    On this course, you will find webinar recordings, information and resources, which will be updated as we move through the course, 

    If you are a school leader in Uganda and would like to join, please do get in touch by sending an email to

Psychosocial support refers to many things including:

  • Taking care of our mental health
  • Looking after our wellbeing 
  • Managing stress and anxiety
  • Supporting friends and family
  • Practicing mindfulness

Some common psychosocial Challenges in Covid-19 include:

  • Feeling more anxious, worried, and tense than normal.
  • Feeling distracted, nervous, and unable to focus. 
  • Finding yourself thinking about Covid-19 all the time.
  • A general sense of high energy or being alert and in “overdrive”. Periods of high energy can be followed with sudden fatigue and feeling overwhelmed or helpless.
  • Difficulty sleeping well.
  • Isolating or withdrawing from others, and/or fear of going to public spaces.
  • Craving more unhealthy food and dangerous things to cope with stress and tension. 

Please check out the series of webinar recordings on the next page. 
Last modified: Friday, 1 October 2021, 10:08 AM