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Education staff health survey

This research published in September 2017 revealed a bleak picture of the physical and mental health issues caused by the pressures on those working in the sector.

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. 

Speaking to the helpline kept me in teaching

Victoria was stressed and anxious due to a relentless workload and unreasonable expectations. After breaking down in tears, she turned to our helpline for support. A call which gave her the strength to stay.

How to handle stress: teachers & education staff

Our 2018 Teacher Wellbeing Index revealed that 67% of education professionals describe themselves as stressed. Check out these practical techniques for teachers and education staff on how to handle stress.

Get help before you find yourself in crisis

EdSupport Employee Assistance Programme

Every day we take a call from someone our telephone counsellors assess to be at suicide risk.  Get help before you find yourself in crisis

If you are in education you are used to the pressure of work.  

Sometimes extraordinary circumstances at home or at work make it impossible to cope the way you normally do.  

62,000 education workers are signed up to the Education Support Employee Assistance Programme.  They have access to instant, wide ranging support.

Comment on DfE Expert Advisory Group for Teacher and Leader Mental Health

In a speech today (15 March 2019) at the Association of School and College Leaders’ (ASCL) annual conference in Birmingham, the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds MP, will announce the creation of a new Expert Advisory Group, chaired by the Department for Education, to advise the Department, Multi-Academy Trusts and local authorities on the wellbeing of school and college leaders and teachers.

Free Will offer

Leave a gift in your will to teachers in crisis

We are offering our supporters a chance to create their Will online for FREE.

For a limited time only, we’ve partnered with Farewill, the top-rated will writer in the UK. On the platform, you can make your legally binding Will in minutes, with live support from Farewill specialists.

The costs for their standard Will is normally £90. With your discount code, you can get a simple will written or updated for FREE.

Julian Stanley to leave Education Support Partnership

After almost a decade at the helm, Julian Stanley will be standing down as CEO of Education Support Partnership.

Employee Support Service – 24/7 confidential telephone support

Woman with head in her hands
“It’s a stitch in time approach to crisis prevention.  It can head off the need for stress related absence.”
Daren Chisholm, Education Support Partnership

Last year 3,750 teachers in England took long term sick absence due to stress and anxiety. 

Access to a confidential 24/7 helpline could head off a crisis for an employee in distress, offer coping strategies and result in better outcomes for them and their school.