Teaching can be an incredibly rewarding vocation. Seeing that lightbulb moment across your pupils face is such a high. Just as there’s no denying that seeing real progression and understanding in a cohort is magic. Sadly the other side of teaching can bring frustration, pressure and ultimately stress.
Teachers and educators face daily challenges and ongoing pressures that can build and at times, feel overwhelming.
We’ve compiled a selection of resources written to help and support educators deal with stress from different perspectives across the education field.
Our partners at Education Support have been helping support teachers and education support staff for 145 years and are the UK’s only mental health charity dedicated to helping teachers and education staff in schools, colleges and universities.
They have fantastic resources which offer guidance and support for those struggling with stress and how to manage and take back control.
Advice from an American perspective – take a look at these approaches and strategies focusing on how you respond to stress.
Excessive workload and working hours are continually cited by teachers as one of the main causes of their workplace stress. This advice explains how to tackle stress at a local level in your workplace.
How you respond to stress can spell the difference between a long and rewarding career, and one cut short due to burn-out. Take a look at these strategies to help manage and combat stress on those difficult days.
Chalk asks what schools can do at an organisational level to help manage teacher stress and offer advice and management strategies to help you navigate stress effectively.
Children also have a lot to cope with. This resource from the Samaritans offers a complete workshop to support children cope with stress.
SupplyWell are dedicated to supporting educators’ wellbeing. We offer all educators wellbeing support including free access to EveryMind at Work app.