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Your stories

Classroom disruption - teacher stress

Rachel's story

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

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Kurt - grant for teachers

Kurt's story

With cutbacks in arts provision at many schools Kurt found himself struggling to make ends meet. He contacted Help Musicians which put him in touch with Education Support.

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Headteacher wellbeing - Alan's story

Alan's story

Welsh 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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University careers adviser wellbeing

Angela's story

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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teaching assistant - financial support

Nicola's story

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. We gave her a grant to help tide her over.

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Helpline kept me in teaching

Paul's story

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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SEN teacher stress and workload

Elizabeth's story

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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Primary school teacher feeling unsupported by headteacher

Amanda's story

Primary teacher Amanda felt that her headteacher was ‘gunning for her’ with constant pressure and negative feedback. She was signed off sick with anxiety and depression but with our support she managed to get back to school and manage her anxiety. 

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Grant for teachings housing

Tanya's story

Primary school teacher, Tanya fell into severe financial difficulty and had to sell their house and move into rented accommodation. They had no money for a deposit on another home. Find out how we helped. 

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Brenda's story - grants for lecturers

Brenda's story

When Brenda, 60, had to have a mastectomy she fell into financial difficulties we helped her out with a grant to pay arrears on her gas, electricity and phone bill and to help pay her mortgage.

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