proMENTE social research was engaged by the International Association of Interactive Open Schools (MIOS) Tuzla to conduct a research aimed to assess the effects of school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and well-being of primary and secondary school teachers in three cantons in BiH, and their ability to provide psychosocial and mental health support to their students. In order to answer the research questions, a cross-sectional descriptive research was conducted.

The research included a multimethod approach that includes the collection of quantitative and qualitative data through the analysis of relevant documentation, the application of online questionnaires for teachers with different self-assessment scales and the implementation of focus groups. The constructs that were measured were: mental health and well-being of teachers, psychological needs, self-efficiency in work, ability to provide support to students in maintaining their mental health. The research was conducted on a sample of 469 teachers from Una-Sana Canton, West Herzegovina Canton and Canton 10.