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Coronavirus update: We continue to be here to provide mental health and wellbeing support to all education staff.

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ABC model for managing stress - teachers and education staff

The ABC Cognitive Behavioural Tool is a useful model which can help teachers and education staff to work out what we are telling ourselves that feels life threatening when we get stressed or have emotional responses like anger, frustration and irritation.

If we are aware of the signs we are overwhelmed at the early stages we can take preventative action. So how do we know what to look out for in ourselves?

Signs of stress teachers

Take our short stress test to find out what kinds of stress and wellbeing issues may be affecting you.

Planning for retirement teacher

You don't have to wait until you're near retirement to begin planning for it. Here's some information to help guide you.

Say no

Many people are uncomfortable saying no because they do not want to disappoint others, have had negative experiences saying no in the past or don't want to be viewed as uncooperative.

Teacher helping a student

Teacher wellbeing can be overlooked as a ‘nice to have’ rather than as essential. But, from an organisational perspective, employee wellbeing is an important factor in quality, performance and productivity.

Woman with head in her hands

Our 2019 Teacher Wellbeing Index revealed that 72% of education professionals describe themselves as stressed. Check out these practical techniques for teachers and education staff on how to handle stress.

Top tips on sleep - teachers and education staff

Good quality sleep is what we need to counteract the instability, uncertainty and high levels of anxiety that seem to permeate our everyday lives during this pandemic. If you are struggling to get this much needed sleep this advice might help. 

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. 

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.