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Your Stories

Joanna's story

teacher bullying image

Primary school teacher Joanna (not her real name) broke down one Sunday afternoon because she couldn’t face going into work the next day due to bullying. 

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Olivia's story

Terraced housing

A new job and home in London turned into a nightmare for teacher Olivia. A grant from us meant she was able to enjoy a happy and secure Christmas. 

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Lewis' story

Maths tutor training grant

How our training grant helped maths tutor Lewis boost his earnings.

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Rachel's story

Classroom disruption - teacher stress

How we helped Rachel cope with violence and disruption in the classroom.

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Kurt's story

Kurt - grant for teachers

With his trusty salmon pink Fender guitar Kurt Theobald teaches music of all kinds in schools and colleges on a peripatetic basic. But with cutbacks in arts provision at many schools he found himself struggling to make ends meet. He contacted Help Musicians which put him in touch with Ed Support.

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Nicola’s story

Housing crisis affecting teachers

Nicola, a teaching assistant at a primary school and single parent, had her life thrown into chaos when she was told she owed money due to an over payment of Housing Benefit. This threw her into confusion and extreme distress. We gave her a grant to help tide her over.

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Alan's story

Headteacher wellbeing - Alan's story

Primary headteacher Alan was about to leave teaching after more than 20 years in the profession. But with our help he found there was light at the end of the tunnel.

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Angela's story

University careers adviser wellbeing

It’s common for people to feel stressed because they have too much work. But what happens when you don’t have enough to do? That may sound like bliss. In fact, it can be very stressful as university careers adviser Angela explains.

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Paul's story

Helpline kept me in teaching

Paul, 29, a new secondary teacher, was feeling overwhelmed with the job, thought himself a failure and considered switching careers. Then he rang our helpline and with our guidance found a way to stay in teaching and enjoy it again. 

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Elizabeth's story

SEN teacher stress and workload

When Elizabeth, 56, a special needs teaching assistant in Staffordshire was at her wits’ end with her husband and daughter seriously ill and an extra workload at school she had no hesitation calling our helpline. We helped her manage her stress and find her own coping strategy.

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