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Your stories

Reading Bluecoat School

Reading Blue Coat School

The Employee Assistance Programme is a professional, expert, safety valve to help with problems that staff experience says HR Manager Ian King. 

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Lyndon Green Infant School

Lyndon Green Infant School

Lyndon Green is an infant school in Sheldon, on the outskirts of Birmingham. Headteacher Barry Yeardsley introduced our Employee Assistance Programme two years ago to support staff. 

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Paul Griffiths Osborne

Osborne Co-Operative Academy Trust

Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is a group of nine Academies in Essex. Paul Griffiths, CEO, introduced our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) two years ago. It has since been a key part of the Trust’s journey towards prioritising the mental wellbeing of its staff.

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Blakesley Hall primary school

Blakesley Hall Primary

Blakesley Hall is a large, popular primary school in Birmingham. It has been using our Employee Assistance Programme since 2015. Headteacher Heather Phillips explains that it gives the whole organisation a feeling that there is support for them for whatever they need help with.

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Rosa's story - emotional support for education staff

Rosa's story

Spanish teacher Rosa was coping with a long term health condition. However the coronavirus crisis hit her hard and she began to feel very low. A call to our helpline changed her perspective and helped her feel more positive. 

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Washing machine - grants for teachers and education staff

Julie's story

We were able to help Julie, a teaching assitant and single parent, with an emergency grant to buy a new washing machine. 

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Emotional support for teachers and education staff

Su's story

After a traumatic safeguarding incident took a big emotional toll, Su called our helpline for emotional support. 

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Grants for teachers and education staff - Bernard's story

Bernard's story

We were able to help supply teacher Bernard and his family with a grant to cover their council tax and service charge for three months.

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Grants for teaching assistants - Tara's story

Tara's story

Without access to a laptop, teaching assistant Tara was finding working from home very difficult. Luckily we were able to help with the cost purchasing one enabling her to continue working. 

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Grants for teachers and education staff - Anna's story

Anna's story

When schools closed in March supply teacher Anna no longer had an income. She needed our help to cover council tax and utility bills whilst waiting for Universal Credit to come through.

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