More than half of teachers say that their mental health has declined as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown and wider pandemic.
A report from teacher wellbeing charity Education Support (2020) included a survey of more than 3,000 teachers from all types of school and found that 52 per cent have seen a decline in mental health or wellbeing.
And the issue is not only affecting staff, of course. A wealth of research in the past six months, much of it reported in Headteacher Update, has highlighted the threats to students’ wellbeing since the first national lockdown in March.
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