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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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Dealing with personal issues - education staff

Dealing with difficulties in our personal lives can take its toll on our physical and emotional wellbeing as well as having an impact on us at school, college or university. 

What to do about depression - teachers and education staff

Information and advice on how to spot the signs of depression and what to do if you are depressed. 

I feel depressed - depressed teachers and education staff

Depression is a common mental health problem that causes people to experience low mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Dealing with caring responsibilities - teachers and education staff

Here's some information about what you can do to get support if you have caring responsilibities.