World Mental Health Day

Support for teachers and the wider VI education workforce

There may be times when your emotional wellbeing and mental health is affected by work. The following organisations can offer support and advice.

Shout Crisis Textline
If you need immediate support, you can text SHOUT to 85258 and chat by text. The service is free on most networks and available 24/7, and trained volunteers will listen to you, and work with to help you take the next steps towards feeling better.

Related news

Mental health experts to advise DfE on teacher wellbeing the Department will “look at what government, local authorities and academy trusts can do to promote wellbeing”, Education Secretary Damian Hinds told the Association of School and College Leaders’ (ASCL) annual conference.

Teachers are essential frontline workers who need more mental health support, the Duchess of Cambridge: “It is vital that we support teachers with their own wellbeing so that they can find the best level of care for all children, in their schools and communities in which they work,” she told the Royal Foundation’s Mental Health in Education conference in central London.

In 2018, the charity Education Support Partnership published their
Teacher Wellbeing Index 2018conducted in partnership with YouGov. This was a robust piece of research highlighting a stress epidemic and rising mental health issues across the entire UK education workforce.

A report by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) looking at the issues facing the teacher workforce in England shows that job-related stress is higher among teachers than other professionals.