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.
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Teacher Support Network Group welcomes Education Secretary Nicky Morgan’s pledge to talk to teachers about how to reduce workloads.

Julian Stanley, Chief Executive of Teacher Support Network Group, speaks about the impacts of poor student behaviour on teachers and other children's learning in an interview for ITV Regional News earlier this month.

Julian Stanley's SecEd Column

Julian Stanley shares a story of an NQT's challenging first year and discusses some tips for new teachers.

Jerome Flynn from Game of Thrones practices mindfulness with staff and pupils at  Ysgol Dewi Sant in Pembrokeshire (copyright Elizabeth Daniels)

A recent survey by the Teacher Support Network found that two thirds (62%) of primary school teachers reported that...

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

Teacher Support Network and Recourse believe that everyone working in education can work more effectively and flourish in their careers if they are mentally and physically healthy.

Julian Stanley's SecEd Column

A month on from Robin Williams’ suicide, Julian Stanley says it’s important to maintain conversations around mental health.

An advisor to the Department of Health has given her backing to Teacher Support Network’s campaign to establish how healthy teachers could lead to higher marks.


As you are probably aware, Teacher Support Network (TSN) and Recourse are independent charities committed to teachers, serving or retired and also people working in or retired from Higher Education and Further Education. However, after extensive...

Teacher in a classroom

Primary school teacher Jodie Merritt shares her top five tips on finding the right balance between controlling behaviour and nurturing new pupils at the start of term.

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...

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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.