Further and higher education staff wellbeing

When we attended the UCU Congress we met engineering lecturer, Chris. In this video he talks about a time when he suffered from depression and how talking to a trained counsellor helped him.

How the housing crisis is affecting teachers

Many of us are aware that the UK is in the grip of a housing crisis which is already affecting many thousands of working individuals and families. What is perhaps lesser known is the impact it is having on many teachers.   

Goodbye Katy

Recently we congratulated and said farewell to our colleague and friend, Katy Smith, as she left us for her retirement after working for the charity for over 20 years.

Fight or flight: the choices for educators

Current education policy may make you want to take flight like the husband and wife headteachers who resigned recently. There is a lot we can do to help you stay and fight if you feel caught in that struggle between career and conscience.

Life as a prison educator

Prison educator, Stephen Boyce, talks about the specific and unique pressures experienced by education staff working in prisons.

Would you like a coach?

As we go through life, many people support our progress. Personally, this support has included, at certainly critical points, a selection of coaches. From a sailing coach when I was seventeen; a business coach when I was twenty-one; a triathlon coach when I was twenty-five; a life coach when I was twenty-eight; a breast-feeding coach when I was thirty; a social impact coach and a governance coach now that I am thirty-three.

Supporting staff with wellbeing at UCU

Charles Elford, Head of Personnel at UCU, shared the initiatives that UCU has put in place to support its staff with mental health issues and wellbeing.

A manifesto for wellbeing

Ahead of the next Parliament, the Education Support Partnership has published its own manifesto for teacher wellbeing.

Meditation & visualisation for stress and anxiety

Meditation has become a key technique for many of us to help deal with stress and anxiety. Here Vanessa Potter, who dramatically lost her sight, explains how she used mediation and visualisation to cope and aid her recovery.

Top 5 wellbeing tips supply teachers

Working as a supply teacher is very rewarding, but there is no doubt that it can be a challenge at times especially as the long summer break comes up. Look after yourself with these tips for better wellbeing.