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Tips for looking after teachers and education staff during coronavirus

There are a wide range of issues affecting the mental health and wellbeing of teachers and education staff right now. We have developed these tips to help you look after yourself in these extraordinary times. 

As a new national lockdown starts and schools are once again closed to all but key workers, it is time to remind teachers and education staff in these uncertain times we are here to listen. Please share our new helpline poster so that education staff both both past and present know they can access our free and confidential emotional support 24/7. 

Teacher Wellbeing Index 2019 - research into mental health and wellbeing of teaching professionals (1)

Work-related stress in the teaching profession has increased for the third consecutive year, with sharp rises in tearfulness, difficulty sleeping and irritability amongst education professionals across the UK according to our 2019 Teacher Wellbeing Index.

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Talking to colleagues about mental health - teachers and education staff

The skills to have healthy conversations about mental health and wellbeing are key to creating a culture where people feel valued, cared for and supported.

Spotting the signs of poor mental health

If the signs of stress, anxiety and poor mental health can be spotted early this can allow teachers and education staff to get help and so not have to get to a point where they become physically sick, burnt out or have to be signed off with stress. 

Helpline for teachers and education staff sees rise in calls
This report outlines how many education staff use the helpline services, a demographic breakdown of callers, what they are calling about and the impact the call had on their mental health.
how to deal with emotions - teachers and education staff

If you feel the following common difficult emotions that can make you feel overwhelmed, here are some things that can help. 

activities to manage stress - teachers and education staff

These ideas will decrease stress and improve your emotional wellbeing. 

Teachers and education staff endure greater job-related stress than other professionals, according to recent research. However there are a number of tools and techniques to help manage and reduce stress. 

Eating well - teachers and education staff

We need to eat well for our prefrontal cortex (rational brain) to work and allow us to perform to the best of our abilities. Often when people feel irritable, are in a mood or they are finding it hard to concentrate it is because their prefrontal cortex needs refuelling as it has a short battery.