Teachers are heroes says top comedian

Comedian Russell Howard’s has a new series on Sky 1. This week he talks about how hard teachers work and why we must trust and appreciate them more.

Pressure on teachers damaging mental health and wellbeing

Education staff health survey

An overwhelming majority of the UK’s education professionals say they have suffered physical and mental health issues as a result of their jobs according to our new YouGov research.

Education staff health survey

An overwhelming majority of the UK’s education professionals say they have suffered physical and mental health issues as a result of their jobs according to our latest annual Health Survey by YouGov.

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

In our latest Health Survey, 75% of teachers and other education staff said they had suffered from stress in the last 2 years. In response we have put together these practical techniques to help you handle stress. 

 

Education charity announces growth plans

Education Support stress balls

A UK charity that exists to improve the mental health and wellbeing of teachers and education staff has announced plans to double its income to £5.7m over the next four years to cater for a sharp rise in demand for its services. 
 
Education Support Partnership, which started over 140 years ago as a Benevolent Fund for teachers, offers a range of services for individuals and organisations. 
 

Wheel of wellbeing

Wall of wellbeing online tool

Life's about balance.... find out how you fare with this interactive tool. Welcome to the Wheel of Wellbeing. This exercise is designed to help you to look at the balance between a wide range of areas in your life. By improving this balance, you can improve your wellbeing.

This is an opportunity for you to reflect on the state of your wellbeing and identify areas of your life you would like to change.

Work-life Balance

Pebbles on beach

The Work-Life balance tool is designed to give you an assessment of you work demands and workload and how this relates to your personality, work style and work-life balance.

This is not a psychometric assessment, but is designed to help you to identify issues and reflect on your own work circumstances.

There are three sections to the tool, combining to give you an overall picture of your work-life balance.

Stress Test

Spotting the signs of stress teachers

Mental Health Awareness Week is good time to check your stress levels are under control. Take our short test to find out what kinds of stress and wellbeing issues may be affecting you.