Healthy for Good 

Teachers, take a moment for you

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The school year can be a time of added stress. How much stress you experience and how you react to it can lead to a wide variety of health problems — and that’s why it’s critical to know what you can do about it.

To be at your best, it is important to recognize and tackle excess stress – for yourself and students. As teachers, school administrators and school staff, you’re working hard to ensure our next generation lives a healthy and productive life. Set an example for them, while taking time for you, to address stress.

Healthy for Good is locally sponsored by: 

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Staff Resources

The American Heart Association, with the support of Regence BlueShield, has developed toolkits that can be implemented in schools to help staff tackle stress during the school year.  Each toolkit contains sample newsletter messaging, sample staff e-mail copy, a sample social media post and a staff room resource. Download a toolkit below and implement at your school.

teacher writing on white boardToolkit #1: Combat stress during standardized testing(link opens in new window)(link opens in new window) (Winter 2020)

Toolkit #2: Have a stress-free summer(link opens in new window)(link opens in new window) (Summer 2020)

Toolkit #3: Managing Back-to-school stress(link opens in new window)(link opens in new window) (Back to School 2020)

Toolkit #4: Stress less during the holiday season(link opens in new window)(link opens in new window) (Holiday 2020)


Printable Resources

thumbnail of Stop Stress infographic   Infographic: Tips to Lower Stress

  thumbnail of infographic  Infographic: Fight Stress with Healthy Habits


Award A Stress Champion

Does someone at your school lead the way in helping staff address and reduce stress?  Share your thanks by presenting them with an award.

Download the award template


Share Your Stress Reduction Tips

Got a great tip? Share it and tag @AHApugetsound on your Facebook(link opens in new window), Instagram(link opens in new window) or Twitter (link opens in new window)post.