Youth Sport Trust

COVID Recovery: Mission to Wellbeing

YST is on a mission to support frontline teacher and school staff wellbeing following the Covid-19 crisis. YST’s Well Schools Movement will help schools embed a wellbeing strategy that will impact their staff and young people to transform their health and wellbeing using sport and physical activity.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1086915)

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Championed by Monday Charitable Trust


  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)


United Kingdom


Our teachers and school staff have been on the frontline throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring all young people, particularly those who are vulnerable, continued to have a safe place to learn and grow. They have been working tirelessly to limit the damage to the wellbeing of our children. But the strain has taken its toll and the wellbeing of teachers is suffering more than ever before. We need them to be healthy, well and happy so they can support our children.


We want to work with schools to help the Well Schools movement. Our ambition is to provide high quality ongoing support to improve the wellbeing of over 500 teachers and school staff in 25 schools in some of the hardest hit areas. This in turn will benefit over 15000 young people. By investing in our teachers now, our children will real the benefits for years to come.

  • Staff­ are mentally exhausted by the end of the day. The COVID-19 guidance, the intensity of our adapted timetable and fewer breaks is unrelenting and just not sustainable... We’re doing all we can to keep morale up.

    — Sean Doyle, Shenley Brook End School, Milton Keynes