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

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This guide provides advice and information on how to effectively manage classroom behaviour. 

Emma Kell

Eight four per cent of school leaders recently told us they are feeling stressed. April is Stress Awareness Month so we asked Dr Emma Kell, teacher and author to share her practical wellbeing tips for headteachers and school leaders.

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. 

Coping with bereavement - teachers and education staff

Our CEO Sinéad Mc Brearty is joined by Clinical Psychologist and Director of The Loss Foundation, Dr Erin Hope Thompson to talk about dealing with bereavement in the context of the current lockdown, with a particular focus on how this impacts on teachers and education staff.

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.

Grief - teachers and education staff

Based on the work of Dr William Worden, psychotherapist Ben Amponsah outlines ways teachers and education staff can manage feelings of grief and loss at this time of uncertainty and huge changes to our way of life.

Phases of grief - teachers and education staff

In this short video from The Loss Foundation Dr Kirsten Smith, Clinical Psychologist and research fellow at Oxford University, talks through the phases of grief, helping you better understand what grief and bereavement can look like. 

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.