Teacher Support Network

The helpline dedicated to school teachers and staff in FE and HE



What we do

At Teacher Support Network we believe that no teacher should have to cope with emotional strain alone, which is why we're always here to listen. Our dedicated helpline, the only one of its kind, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More about us

Support our work

There are plenty of ways to help us provide emergency support for your colleagues - from doing a fundraising event in our name to a one-off or regular financial contribution.
More about supporting us.


Julian Stanley's SecEd Column

As the new term gets fully underway north of the border, Julian Stanley looks at the pressures facing Scottish teachers this year, not least in handling the ongoing curriculum and exam...

Teacher and pupil

Natalie Stephens gives a student's perspective on negative behaviour in the classroom and the psychology behind it. 

What would you do with a little extra cash? This year, the raffle is back and you have even more chances to win!

Our Summer Raffle is back for another year and this time there are even more cash prizes. You could win an incredible £3,000 or one of 15 more smaller prizes ranging from £50 to...

Child playing on a bouncy slide

Anna-Maria Mullen, Teacher Support Network's Development and Fundraising Officer, shares her top tips for fundraising for a school fair. 

Julian Stanley's SecEd Column

With more teachers finding it increasingly difficult to say no, Julian Stanley explores how NQTs can politely turn down additional requests on their time.

Flowers on desk

Emma Kell talks about her feelings as she prepares to leave the school where she has taught for eight years. 

Julian Stanley's SecEd Column

With reports suggesting that one in seven people retiring have no savings and only a state pension to live on, Julian Stanley explores what teachers can do to get ready for retirement.

Group of people standing by a gate

There comes a point in many teachers’ and lecturers’ lives when they have to consider retirement. For those people thinking of retiring, what are the key things to consider in order to make...

Our Trustees are in the process of making changes to our governance structure with a view to creating a brand new single entity charity to replace Teacher Support Network, Recourse and our trading company, Worklife Support.

The story of Jane, a department head of a secondary school who was helped by the Teacher Support Network, shows the pressures teachers face every day

We provide a free telephone Support Line for all teachers in England, Wales and Scotland. The Support Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Coaching and Counselling are available over the phone from 8am to 8pm, 365 days a year.

Our phone coaches can help you find out information on a range of issues about teaching and being a teacher.