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secondary trauma - teachers and education staff

The emotional impact of the pandemic will be enormous. Psychotherapist Ben Amponsah discusses the effects that teachers and education staff may encounter related to secondary traumatic stress, in themselves or in colleagues, and ways of dealing with it.

7 strategies to manage coronavirus anxiety - teachers and education staff

Psychotherapist, Ben Amponsah outlines 7 key strategies to help teachers and education staff to manage anxiety during the coronavirus crisis in this short video.

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 practical advice on what to do if you are feeling 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.

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.