Mental Health Toolkit for Head Start Staff

The Head Start workforce faces a unique set of difficult and challenging stressors. Mental health impacts workplace performance, retention, and staff experience—and thus is a top priority for every leader. In addition to providing the complete Starling Minds Mental Fitness Program to NHSA Members, our partners at Starling Minds have developed a variety of resources to help you build a compassionate, safe culture for your staff and increase individual resilience.

Table of Contents

Leader's Guide

Exercises

Worksheets

About Starling Minds Mental Fitness Program

Starling Minds Mental Fitness is a self-guided digital program that is available 24/7. It’s immediate, private, and tailored for Head Start staff and their families through NHSA membership. In three simple steps a day, you can proactively build daily habits to better manage stress, anxiety, burnout, or depression and take control of your life and wellbeing—on a phone, tablet, or computer. Learn more.

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