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Education charity encourages staff to share their mental health concerns

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Teachers in Wales last year took almost 52,000 days off school due to stress-related illness, new figures have shown.

Research conducted by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) Cymru found that 12 of Wales’ 22 local authorities reported a rise in stress-induced teacher leave in 2015 .

The union’s secretary David Evans said the figures suggested Wales was “bordering on a crisis” in the teaching profession.’

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Teacher wellbeing can be overlooked as a ‘nice to have’ rather than as essential. But, from an organisational perspective, employee wellbeing is an important factor in quality, performance and productivity.

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Work-life balance is something that is often spoken about in the education sector, but is often difficult to achieve. Read our guide to help you find that ever-elusive sweet spot of a work-life balance.

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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.

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We have been supporting education staff for over 140 years 

Established some 140 years ago in 1877, we were first known as The Teachers’ Benevolent Fund, designed to provide financial support teachers and their families in difficult circumstances.

By 1927 some of the main reasons people had for contacting the service were; nervous breakdown, housing and consumption. We also offered help to the orphans of teaching staff.

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