Looking after number one Page ContentYou will spend a lot of time focusing on the needs of your students. It is also important that you take some time to look after number one - yourself. Simple things such as drinking water throughout the day and doing some exercise can contribute to your mental and physical health. To ensure you don't burn out, it is important to have work-life balance.Using your voice effectivelyYour voice is crucial to your role as a teacher, and one of your most valuable tools. You need to know how to use your voice effectively, and what steps to take to prevent voice strain.Read more about avoiding voice strain (DOC, 340KB).As a teacher, you can become very busy during the first term. Make sure you take some time to look after yourself.Flexible work optionsThe department provides opportunities for flexible work arrangements to employees for assistance with balancing the demands of professional and personal life, and to promote the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. For more information on the policies and procedures in place to support flexible work arrangements, visit the Flexible work webpage.Employee Assistance ServiceA wide range of supportive psychological health and wellbeing services are available to employees and workplaces.For more information, visit Employee Assistance Program.