Leadership

Is Teaching A Contract For Poor Health?

Mental health distress among teachers has always been high, but now with Covid its soaring! Melanie! Nunn , a qualified Mental Health First Aid instructor at Strictly Education, asks whether its time schools got serious about it?

‘Teaching is a contract for ill health,’ claimed Peter Kelly, Senior Psychologist at the Health and Safety Executive, speaking at the recent MAD World Digital Summit (Make a Difference in workplace culture, mental health and wellbeing)[1]. ‘It is as if organisations are saying to their employees ‘I’ll teach you to be better but I’m not going to do anything systemically or organisationally.’

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