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.


It was World Mental Health day earlier this month, here one of counsellors explains what help we provide on our Support Line.

Each year, we award 12 grants of up to £500 to help young people with their education through our Cutler Trust Scholarships scheme.

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This Half Term, Kathryn Lovewell, author of Every Teacher Matters, reminds teachers to take the time to relax.

Teacher in a classroom with children

Jodie Merritt discusses what to do when you're seriously outnumbered. 

Julian Stanley's SecEd Column

Julian Stanley says headteachers who themselves are supported are better equipped to support and lead their staff

Three in five people working in education say their work performance has suffered as a result of mental health problems, according to research by a leading education charity.

Health Survey infographic

Three in five people working in education say their work performance has suffered as a result of mental health...

Stressed-out teachers have called for more targeted support to help them cope with the emotional strains of teaching.

Have you not heard of Teacher Support Network and Recourse? Nor have 80% of the education sector. Do you want to help us change that?

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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.

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.