Diocese of Portsmouth

Staff Self-Reflection Resources

We all know how stressful school life can be, and how important it is to take care of our mental health and well-being, but how often do we pause to be still in our busy schedules?

The idea of these reflections is to encourage you to take a few minutes to consciously stop and reflect. We hope that they will help you to centre yourself and maybe to see things in a new light. There is plenty of research that shows the very real and sometimes unexpected benefits of intentionally attending to our own well-being.

How you do this will look different for each of you. You might choose to sit quietly with a cup of tea, or go for a walk, or simply find a space to be alone with your thoughts - there is no one-size fits all. Before we can support and encourage others, we need to nourish ourselves first, and we hope that these simple, weekly reflections will be a helpful starting point.

“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.”

New Beginnings          Dandelions

Masks                             Footsteps

Autumn Leaves              Level

Batteries                        Perspective

Snowdrops                       Tide



Shadows             Luggage

Mosaics               Mirror

Fireworks            Pause

Keys                    Shells

Radiator              Waterfalls

Equinox               Weeds

Roots                  Endings