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Mental health decline in schools could push more teachers to leave

26th March 2021

Eight out of ten teachers (82 per cent) currently describe themselves as stressed from working, with over four in ten (46 per cent) saying that pressures on their mental health and wellbeing have caused them to consider leaving the profession in this academic year, according to the latest polling for Education Support.1

Comment on NAHT survey showing unsustainable pressure could put education recovery at risk

5th March 2021

Sinéad Mc Brearty, CEO of charity Education Support comments on the NAHT’S latest findings ‘Unsustainable pressure could put education recovery at risk’.

New Director for teacher support charity

20th January 2021

Education Support, the UK’s only charity dedicated to the mental health and wellbeing of education staff, has appointed Faye McGuinness as its first Director of Programmes.

More suffer poor mental health whilst stress levels soar

26th November 2020

More UK teachers than ever are experiencing symptoms that can lead to depression and anxiety, in a significant rise on previous levels according to our 2020 Teacher Wellbeing Index. They also experience symptoms of depression at far higher levels than the general population1 according to the latest in-depth research amongst the profession.

Covid-19: Teacher mental health and wellbeing suffers whilst lack of appreciation or guidance leaves profession struggling

17th September 2020

Half of the UK’s school teachers (52%) say their mental health declined during the first stage of the coronavirus pandemic whilst 67% of senior leaders working on-site at a school or college said the lack of timely government guidance was a key challenge for them throughout. 

Comment on proposals for schools to begin reopening from 1 June

13th May 2020

Commenting on the government’s proposals for schools to begin reopening from 1 June, Sinéad Mc Brearty, CEO of Education Support said:

“As keyworkers, teachers and other education staff have responded remarkably to this unprecedented crisis, showing enormous determination, adaptability, kindness and care. Many continue to work at physical school sites; the rest are working hard to teach and support our children remotely.

Coronavirus: Teachers experiencing high levels of stress as school uncertainty continues

30th April 2020

Over half of primary school teachers (59 per cent) and 49 per cent of secondary teachers have expressed higher levels of stress and anxiety at the beginning of this summer term than usual. The findings come as uncertainty and media speculation around schools re–opening continues unabated. 

Three quarters of North West’s teachers suffering from work stress

13th February 2020

Research by the charity Education Support in partnership with YouGov has revealed that 75 per cent of the region’s teachers describe themselves as stressed because of their jobs.

Additional support offered to school leaders and staff to help implement new relationships and sex education

30th January 2020

Leading education organisations are meeting today (30 Jan) to discuss the emotional support which could be offered to staff involved in the national rollout of compulsory changes to relationship, sex and health education in England.

Five new trustees appointed

4th December 2019

Education Support, the UK’s only charity dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of all education staff in schools, colleges and universities, has appointed five new trustees, as the 142-year old charity embarks on its ‘most ambitious strategy to date’.