Reducing mental health stigma
One of the biggest barriers for teachers and other school staff reaching out for help with their mental health is the stigma that still surrounds mental health.
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Our 2020 Teacher Wellbeing Index found that 30% of education professionals (35% of school teachers) considered there was a stigma (feeling of shame) which prevented them from talking about mental health problems at work.
of teachers and education staff do not feel they can share mental health issues or unmanageable stress with their employer
It also revealed that more than half (57%) of teachers and education staff do not feel they can share mental health issues or unmanageable stress with their employer.
In order for schools to be psychologically safe and for staff to perform at their best, talking about mental health, and reducing the stigma attached to it, is absolutely essential.
Download our guide with ideas, tips and approaches for tackling stigma in your school.
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