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.

Pre-Service Toolkit for HR

Discover this toolkit that equips your Human Resources staff with essential resources to effectively introduce the Starling Mental Fitness Program to your team.

Marketing Toolkit

Download this Marketing Toolkit to help you promote this initiative to your staff throughout the year. In this toolkit, you will find several assets including newsletters, leadership announcements, and brochures.

Leader's Guide

Empower your leadership team with this Leader's Guide, offering a diverse array of proven resources and support to foster a compassionate and safe culture for your staff.

Wellness Activities

Focus on self-care and well-being by exploring a variety of tools and exercises aimed at nurturing emotional resilience, stress management, and overall mental health for improved work-life balance and team performance.

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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