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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On World Mental Health Day, one of counsellors explains what help we provide on our Support Line

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.

Education Staff Health Survey 2014 infographic

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

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.

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.


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.

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.