Our helpline rated excellent!

To ensure the increasing numbers of education staff can call us with confidence our helpline is regularly audited. We’re delighted with this result as we’re committed to providing the highest quality support services available.

How to switch off from the classroom

Finding it impossible to switch off from work was a huge issue in our 2018 Teacher Wellbeing Index with many teachers saying it was the biggest reason they had a poor work/life balance. We look here at ways to switch off.

Teacher workload: how to stop it becoming overwhelming

One of the biggest issues our 2018 Teacher Wellbeing Index raised was the impact of workload on the stress levels of many teachers and educational professionals. Here are some ways to manage your workload so it’s less stressful and overwhelming.

Our Teacher Wellbeing Index highlights stress epidemic

Today sees the publication of our Teacher Wellbeing Index 2018conducted in partnership with YouGov. This comprehensive and robust research highlights a stress epidemic and rising mental health issues across the entire UK education workforce. 

Open days - what do you say to parents?

There’s no shortage of advice to parents on what to look for as they do the tour round schools. Somewhat thin on the ground though, or even non-existent, is advice to teachers on how to handle what could be a tricky encounter. 

What teachers can learn from performers

Teaching is a performance art. However you feel, whatever kind of a mood you’re in you know you have to leave one part of yourself at the door and go out there and perform every time you enter a classroom. Our CEO Julian Stanley looks at what can teachers learn from performers.

Performance reviews: time to rethink

The traditional performance review is seen as outdated and ineffective by many. Kristian Still implores school leaders to think again about their performance management conversations that could being doing more harm than good. 

When there is no wind – row!

​Kristian Still reflects on the positive and inspirational things happening to support teachers and others working in education with their health and wellbeing despite the structural problems the profession faces.

How to support colleagues and students with mental health issues

Helping colleagues and students who you think may be facing or heading for a crisis isn’t easy. So what’s the best way to help them?

Teachers share their wellbeing tips for the new academic year

As the new academic year begins we asked teachers to share their #backtoschool tips. We have been overwhelmed with the fantastic responses to help make this year a positive one.