Educator Wellness

Welcome to the North Carolina Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Educator Wellness page! Before exploring this page, we want you to know that the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction values every North Carolina Public School educator, and we understand that it is our responsibility, as a state agency, to provide support and leadership for you as you do the difficult job of educating each and every student in our schools.

As we continue to work with public school units across the state to create safe and healthy learning environments through social and emotional learning for both students AND adults, we know that providing support, time, and resources for adult self-care is a small, yet instrumental, means of promoting adult mental wellness in schools. We also know that adults must be attuned to their own social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies in order to fully engage in and benefit from self-care activities. This page focuses on self-care resources. If you are interested in learning more about adult social and emotional learning, please see the Educator Resources page.

The resources located on this page are short and easy-to-use and were designed to be utilized in groups or alone and in personal or professional settings. We encourage administrators, and teacher leaders, to schedule time within existing meetings to promote educator wellness by using these resources.

Mindful Mondays

It's OK to Ask for Help!

Visit NC DHHS Hope4NC website for 24/7 support and resources.


If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or go directly to your local emergency room.