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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.

Woman with head in her hands

In March 2021 82% of teachers described themselves as stressed. Here is some practical advice to help you handle stress.

Gail Kinman - wellbeing of higher education staff

Our CEO Sinéad Mc Brearty is joined by Professor Gail Kinman, Birkbeck, University of London, an occupational health psychologist and leading light on research on wellbeing in the higher education workforce. They discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the wellbeing of higher education staff and what can be done to support them. 

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. 

Nick Juba - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College  - staff wellbeing in further education

In the first of our ‘in conversation’ videos, Education Support’s CEO Sinéad Mc Brearty speaks with Nick Juba, CEO of Greater Brighton Metropolitan College about his perspective on staff wellbeing issues in further education.

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.