Claire Renn's blog | Education Support Partnership

Life as a prison educator

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

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.

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.

Talking therapies: the benefits & how to access them

Amidst the current  'epidemic’ of mental health issues in education, psychotherapist Bev Gold, outlines the benefits of talking therapies and how to access them. 

Finding a new kind of perfect

Teaching seems to attract a disproportionate amount of people prone to perfectionism. Alex Bell discusses why and what can be done about it. 

A day in the life of a helpline counsellor

One of our helpline counsellors talks about the types of calls we receive and how we help the education staff who contact us in distress on a daily basis.

Leadership wellbeing: It’s good to talk

With huge pressure on today’s school leaders, our Chief Executive, Julian Stanley discusses the programmes offering wellbeing and mental health support to school leaders. 

Find your bliss and act on it, for the benefit of all your learners

Teachers need to find their joy, sense of purpose and balance to inspire students and rediscover the joy of teaching says Education Support associate Alex Bell. 

Mental health: you're not alone

On #WorldMentalHealthDay we took a look at the challenges we face in tackling the mental health crisis in teaching, as well as action we can take in the short-term.

Crying in cupboards: what happens when teachers are bullied

​Pat Bricheno and Mary Thornton have written a new book about the experiences of teachers who have been bullied. They share some of what they discovered here.