Support for all School Staff

Twinkl has teamed up with charity MIND to support all school staff throughout the pandemic.

“For free, confidential, emotional support, text KEYWORKER to 85258 or call 116 123, any time, night or day.

All in confidence with trained volunteers.

Discover more resources recommended for educators below.

As a teacher, it’s a unique time with worries you probably hadn’t considered before. This range of resources from Twinkl and Mind has all sorts of ideas that can help you stay mentally well.

Teaching has transformed: from remote teaching, to new safety issues, to ever-changing staffing and attendance. This page can support you in getting to grips with it all.

Sadly, you, someone you work with, or a learner, may have experienced a bereavement during the COVID-19 crisis. This guide will help you to be able to talk about death and grief which you may find useful.”


“We are now seeing the impact of this perfect storm on many teacher’s mental health and wellbeing. This is a far-reaching crisis which needs comprehensive action.

Every day we support education professionals who are suffering the consequences of many factors causing severe pressure: budget cuts; fewer staff, bigger class sizes and localised recruitment and retention difficulties in some areas are adding to workload and increasing stress levels. Outside school, many are suffering financially.

According to our latest research, 75% of all education staff have faced physical or mental health issues in the last two years because of their work and 53% have considered leaving as a result.

  • Almost one in five (19%) said they had experienced panic attacks
  • Over half (56%) had suffered from insomnia and difficulties sleeping
  • Over a third (41%) had experienced difficulty concentrating

Workload and work-life balance were cited as the top work-related reasons. Symptoms and issues suffered appearing similar across roles and levels of seniority.

Victoria, a head of department in a secondary school was on the verge of leaving the profession when she spoke to our specialist helpline:

08000 562 561

“The workload was relentless and despite asking for support to look at where I could cut it down, I received no guidance. I became exhausted and as a result broke down in front of my class.”

Of those who said they had experienced mental health problems:

  • Nearly half (47%) said their personal relationships had suffered
  • Over a quarter (28%) said they had been forced to take time off work
  • Of these, half (52%) had been off for more than a month during the academic year”

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