About us

Welcome to Education Support Partnership. We are the only UK charity dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of teachers and the entire education workforce. Find out about what we do and how this could help you.

Who we are

In September 2015 three sister organisations, Teacher Support Network, Recourse and Worklife Support, merged to create a new charity Education Support Partnership.

We are the only charity dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the entire education workforce.

Initially established 140 years ago as a benevolent fund for teachers, but today supporting those in early year, higher education and further education as well as schools, we understand the unique pressures of working in education.

We champion good mental health and wellbeing of teachers, lecturers, school leaders, support staff and prison educators throughout their careers and during retirement as well as supporting education leaders with a wide range of tools to help improve professional and organisational development too.

Vision and Mission 

  • Vision
    That everyone working in education is respected, supported, resilient and committed.
  • Mission
    We give all educators, present and past, access to support services in their workplace and outside. We champion their health and wellbeing, because that is how our education sector will thrive. We recognise each individual as a person as well as a professional. 


There are many stresses on those who work in education - a challenging student, stress & depression, personal financial worries and so many more. That’s why we offer free, confidential help and support, no matter what the problem.

Our trained counsellors listen without judgement. No issue is too big or too small.

Our free and confidential 24-hour helpline receives over 7500 calls a year from education staff who have reached breaking point and is available UK wide on 08000 562 561.


Our confidential grants service helps those working in or retired from the education sector and suffering financial problems caused by unemployment, ill health, sudden life events, bereavement or a personal injury.

You use our online form to apply for a grant.


We help education organisations develop a healthy and nurturing workplace culture offering a range of bespoke programmes focussing on:

  • developing a positive workplace culture
  • individual counselling and support
  • coaching and support for leaders
  • learning and development
  • health and wellness
  • other specific issues as required

Find out more about the services we offer.


Our website has information and advice on topics including:

  • grappling with work-life balance
  • handling stress
  • managing disagreements at school
  • managing your time
  • relationships at work
  • managing difficult student behaviour

Visit our resources page for more.

Campaigning & research

We campaign for healthy and supportive conditions for all education staff in the UK:

  • #NotQuittingTeaching
    A campaign designed to bring positivity to the recruitment and retention crisis in education, and provide practical solutions for organisations and individuals.
  • Education Manifesto 2015-2020 
    We are working with the government to improve the health and wellbeing of education staff.
  • Annual Health Survey
    Each year we survey over 2,000 education staff to gauge health and wellbeing in the sector. We identify trends and offer solutions to organisations and individuals.

How we do it

We receive no government grants or funding. We exist thanks to the generosity of our donors and income from our work with organisations. Please donate to help us be there for education staff

Our work is overseen by the Board of Trustees, many of whom have personal experience of education.

Education Support Partnership
40A Drayton Park
N5 1EW
020 7697 2750