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.


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...

Yesterday, new Education Secretary Nicky Morgan wrote a letter to teachers as they go back to school this week in which she thanked them for their...

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Maggie Mitford, a retired headteacher, writes about how to deal with the start of a new term

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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.

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 changes...

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.

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