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Remember to relax this Half Term

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

Blog entry published on Wed, 22/10/2014 - 16:00

Dealing with stress in teaching by Sarah Best

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Recent events in my work life have made me evaluate how I manage stress and I have come to the conclusion that I am in need of a stress management MOT (the chronic shoulder-ache was the catalyst).

Blog entry published on Thu, 15/05/2014 - 09:00

TSC Letter sparks debate

A letter by Teacher Support Cymru’s Development Manager Sandra Taylor has sparked debate in some parts of the Welsh media on how difficult teaching actually is a profession.

News published on Thu, 03/04/2014 - 15:17

Bravery in the classroom

Julian Stanley's SecEd Column

With more 26,000 reported incidents of stress in the past six months, Julian Stanley calls for a culture of engagement in education, where staff do not feel stigmatised for sharing problems.

Blog entry published on Thu, 13/03/2014 - 12:37

Stressed by stress

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Following National Stress Awareness Day, Julian Stanley considers if awareness campaigns actually help.

Blog entry published on Fri, 22/11/2013 - 11:56

Let your Mind Settle with Self-Hypnosis

Hypnotherapist Karen Russell-Graham gives you some techniques to help you really relax.

Blog entry published on Wed, 07/08/2013 - 16:45

Understanding Anxiety

What is anxiety? How much do we, as staff in education, really know about anxiety and how to treat it?

This self help guide, developed with Anxiety UK, looks at how anxiety develops and explains the physical, psychological and behavioural symptoms associated with anxiety. There is guidance on the management and treatment of anxiety and crucially details on where you can get support.

Feature published on Wed, 30/01/2013 - 10:59

Tassa's story - a warning to all teachers

Julian Stanley's SECED column

Following the release of figures showing that teacher morale is at a new low, Julian Stanley looks at what other factors could be contributing.

Blog entry published on Thu, 17/01/2013 - 09:23

More teachers are sick with stress

Stress is making teachers ill, with more of them needing sick leave to cope with it. 

News published on Wed, 09/01/2013 - 19:19

Kathryn Lovewell’s Ten Top Tips for Reducing Stress

This week is Anti-Stress and Bullying Week (19-26 November). It is hardly surprising that stress related illness is the number one cause for teachers to visit their GP now. Your responsibility to your students is to respond as healthily as possible to the demands and pressures placed upon you. This means the number one responsibility you have is to take care of yourself.

Blog entry published on Thu, 22/11/2012 - 09:43

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