New Mental Health and Wellbeing Support for Teachers

“There isn’t a teacher who would tell you they don’t think of quitting, I don’t know, every few months”

We’re working with the charity Education Support to help you through some of the biggest pressures and challenges you might face as a teacher.

More than two thirds of education professionals describe themselves as stressed at work according to the latest Teacher Wellbeing Index from Education Support.

And an overwhelming majority say they have suffered physical and mental health issues as a result of their job.

Each month, we’ll be exploring a new subject, with confessions from fellow education professionals on everything from frustrating and stressful situations to the funny quirks of the profession only a teacher would understand.

We’ll be looking at a range of topics from dealing with parents, workload, time management and challenging behaviour in the classroom, to the pressures of leadership and being a newly qualified teacher.

You’ll also find tips and inspiration from fellow education professionals, and practical advice and articles from around the BBC we think might interest you.

Watch this space for new video resources and peer to peer advice, and sign up to the BBC Teach newsletter to be kept up to date with new support resources.

Watch highlights from the confessions and tips shared by teachers.

What to do if you need support

If you're a teacher who is stressed or worried about anything you can call
Education Support's free and confidential 24/7 emotional support helpline on 08000 562 561.

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Teacher Support resources

Confessions of a Teacher
Teacher Tips