Compassion in the Classroom

Welcome to the ‘Compassion in the Classroom’ web resource. If you are a Head teacher or senior staff member of any school in the UK and are interested in finding out more about this whole school wellbeing approach, please visit our ‘Team’ ‘Services’ and ‘Upcoming Events’ pages. You can also contact Dr Frances Maratos via: f.maratos [at]


  • " CMT exercises enhance my wellbeing by enabling me to engage with self – dialogue that is far more supportive and encouraging (both in terms of tone and content). They help me to feelgood about myself …Particularly like reflecting on the compassionate other in a safe place and using that other to help remind me of my natural character strengths " - Teacher, 2017

  • " I feel less anxious and stressed in a challenging situation and generally more self-aware " - Teacher, 2017

  • “ I feel more self-aware, less negative and judgmental of my own responses due to the insights I have gained in my roles ” - Teacher, 2017

  • “ I have a greater realisation of work/life balance being important to my personal well-being. I can allow myself 'down-time'.” -  Teacher 2018

  • “ The education sector are currently facing a recruitment and retention crisis. It is well known that many teachers feel overworked, under-appreciated and stressed. The partnership work carried out with the University of Derby has enabled us to invest in our staff’s mental health and well-being. This project has come at the right time for us. Never has it been more important or needed. I cannot thank the University enough “ -  Head Teacher, 2018