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 are we? 

We are your charity! As the UK's only charity providing mental health and wellbeing support services to all education staff and organisations, we are here for you.

Established 140 years ago as a benevolent fund for teachers, we have been continuously evolving to meet the changing needs of the education sector. Today we are proud to support anyone working in education, at any level and in any institution.

With over a third of education staff expected to leave the profession by 2020, we are needed now more than ever. Stress and anxiety levels across the sector are reaching alarming levels and calls to our helpline are increasing year on year.

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. 

For education staff 

Helpline

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 helpline is available 24/7 to everyone working in education and is available UK wide on 08000 562 561.

Grants

Our grants service helps working in or retired education staff experiencing short-term financial issues. Use our online form to apply for a grant. We can also support with training costs if you're wishing to change career or re-join the education sector. 

For education organisations

To further discuss how we can support you or your organisation, please call 0207 697 2750 or email info@edsupport.org.ukFind out more about the services we offer.

Information

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
London
N5 1EW
020 7697 2750