Tag Archives: Mental wellbeing

Teachers’ Wellbeing Statistics – The Tip of the Iceberg

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In this week’s Guardian there’s a damning article on the wellbeing of teachers in England. It reported that there were 3,750 cases of long-term sickness absence caused by stress last year, and that one in 83 teachers spent more than … Continue reading

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#Dear Justine: Helpful Hints – Part One

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With a new Secretary of State for Education comes a new hashtag – a polite “Dear Justine”, offering helpful advice and urgent pleas from teachers, educators and parents to Justine Greening. (Thanks to @TES for the suggestion of #DearJustine). It’s encouraging to … Continue reading

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Suicide Isn’t Painless

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The song from the theme tune of M*A*S*H says “Suicide is Painless”. Clearly, this is not the case.   This week, the Office for National Statistics released data on UK suicides for 2014. It’s horrendous reading: 6122 suicides in the … Continue reading

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