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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 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.

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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.

We have developed a new helpline poster for teachers and education staff during this current crisis. Please share to ensure that education staff both current and retired areaware that they can get emotional support from our confidential helpline.

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. 

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.

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.