Perspectives on Health and Wellbeing with Dr Tim Stevenson

How do teachers deal with the pressures of their jobs?

It was lovely to get my daughter Laura on to my show.  She’s a busy teacher in a primary school and together we discussed how she deals with the pressures of her workload, and the stresses and strains of the first few years of her professional life.

Happily, I also heard how input from her management team, colleagues, and her own strategies have helped her to deal with those stresses and strains and achieve a good “work-life balance” (most of the time!).  We also discuss how,for her,  the rewards of teaching are now far greater than any of the down-sides.

I think there are a lot of interesting pointers towards  good mental health in this show, whether you are a teacher or not.

However if you are affected by any of the issues in this show I would recommend that you contact the Education Support Partnership. They are the only UK charity providing mental health and wellbeing support to teachers and everyone working in education.

They have a free, confidential helpline staffed by BACP qualified counsellors,  where anyone in the education sector can get help when they need it:

08000 562561
educationsupportpartnership.org.uk

 

 

 

September 12, 2019 by Tim Stevenson   Categories: Podcasts