Everyone remembers a good teacher. But hardly anyone appreciates the day-to-day difficulties faced by so many people working in education.
Education Support Partnership champion’s the mental health, well-being and effectiveness of teachers, lecturers, school leaders and support staff throughout their careers and during retirement.
We receive over 30,000 phone calls a year to our free and confidential helpline. The calls are from teachers at breaking point, in serious distress from the stress, anxiety and workload pressures unique to the profession.
Education Support Partnership exists to help education staff overcome their challenges, and get on with the important task of education our children and young people.
This #givingtuesday we are spreading the word and trying to reach as many education staff as possible! We will receive hundreds of calls this Christmas, from teachers who can’t face going back to school. Teachers like Laura, who called us earlier this year in a high state of distress.
“After a weekend away with my best friend I thought I would come back refreshed and reinvigorated. However, it was the start of a week of panic attacks and desperation.” She saw our number in an advert and thought she had nothing to lose.
“The phone call to your helpline was absolutely the moment when things started to get better. I cannot thank you enough. Your number needs to be on every staffroom wall.”
This #givingtuesday we are asking for help to reach every staffroom, and all teachers who are struggling this Christmas. Can you help us to help education staff? Here are three easy ways that you can support us this #givingtuesday:
- If you are able to help, please give a gift of £10, or whatever you can afford, this Christmas.
Share our helpline number with your friends and family who work in education: 08000 562561
Share messages of support for stressed and anxious education staff on Twitter & Facebook using #SnowedUnder @EdSupport