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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’.

Work-related stress in the teaching profession has increased for a third consecutive year

11th November 2019

Work-related stress in the teaching profession has increased for a third consecutive year, with sharp rises in tearfulness, difficulty sleeping and irritability amongst education professionals across the UK.

Charity extends Helpline support to trainee teachers

16th July 2019

Education Support has expanded its free and confidential helpline service to include access for all trainee teachers.

UK charity receives record number of helpline calls from teachers in crisis

16th May 2019

A charity that supports teachers and other staff working in education has experienced its highest number of calls ever to its emotional support helpline in the past 12 months.

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

15th March 2019

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.

Teacher Wellbeing Index 2018 highlights stress epidemic and rising mental health issues across the sector

22nd October 2018

We are demanding urgent action be taken by the government and sector to address a stress epidemic and rising mental health issues across the entire UK education workforce following the release today (22 October) of our Teacher Wellbeing Index 2018, conducted in partnership with YouGov.

Teachers worrying more about their students’ results

22nd August 2018

As students prepare to receive their GCSE results, new research* released today from the charity Education Support Partnership finds that teachers are worrying significantly more about the implications their students’ results than previous years – something that is leading to increased levels of anxiety and poor health amongst the profession.

Charity shortlisted for three leading sector awards

31st July 2018

Education Support Partnership is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for three sector awards, which recognise best practice and excellence in the UK charity and non-for-profit sector.  The charity has been shortlisted for both Charity Principal of the Year and the Financial Management award at the prestigious Charity Times Awards.

New research highlights concern about teacher wellbeing over the summer break

26th July 2018

New research into the health and wellbeing of teachers during the summer holiday has found that over half (53%) worry to a ‘large extent’ about the amount of preparation needed for the next academic year.

Sharp rise in teachers calling helpline

9th April 2018

Our helpline for education staff has reported a 35% increase in calls from teachers over the past 12 months and a rise in calls from headteachers and deputy heads of 24%.