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Education Support is the only UK charity dedicated to supporting and improving the mental health and well-being of all teachers and education staff. We believe that better mental health leads to better education.

 

Our services can help you and your team improve your mental health and well-being. We work in partnership with organisations like NAHT to shape and change Government policy to improve the well-being of teachers and education staff.

More teachers than ever are experiencing symptoms that can lead to anxiety and depression. Our 2020 Teacher Well-being Index, conducted annually with YouGov, revealed that;

  • 52 per cent said they had suffered from insomnia in the last year

  • 40 per cent had difficulty concentrating.

Both of these are associated with poor mental health.

We make a real impact on the lives and well-being of school leaders, teachers and education staff through our services. Last year, we provided direct support to 15,200 people working in education and worked with over 1000 schools and colleges.

As an NAHT member, you can access a dedicated, confidential counselling and support helpline on 0800 9174055 provided by Education Support.  Open 24/7, it is staffed by qualified counsellors and offers you emotional and practical support.

Our research found that 57% of school staff would not feel comfortable disclosing unmanageable levels of stress at work. Our Employee Assistance Programme provides your staff access to confidential counselling support from qualified professionals 24/7 as well as a range of practical support. Email enquiries@edsupport.org.uk to find out more about putting it in place at your school.

Our financial grants service provides short-term aid to people working in education, who are experiencing financial crisis. In the last four years we have provided £1.3 million in grants to 1,850 people, helping to keep them in their jobs and in their homes.  95% of those we awarded a grant to said they would recommend Education Support to a friend or colleague. 

 

 

As a NAHT member, you can access a dedicated, confidential counselling and support helpline on 0800 9174055 provided by Education Support.  Open 24/7, it is staffed by qualified counsellors and offers you emotional and practical support.

Find out more about Education Support here.