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Not really news, but....

Discussion in 'Education news' started by chelsea2, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    .....I have a friend who is a Clinical Psychologist, running a psychology business attended by both private & NHS referrals. He said yesterday that his various practices (there are several) are now receiving many teacher referrals, mainly primary teachers, and always after 4.00 p.m.

    As the thread title says, not really news, but further confirmation of the declining mental health of so many of those working in school these days.
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  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Not surprised... there is a quiet crisis going on that nearly no-one outside teaching is interested in...

    And not very many in teaching...
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  3. indusant

    indusant Senior commenter

    Declining standards of mental health (both in teachers and pupils) has become the (very large) elephant in the room. It's a reflection of the unhealthy conditions and toxic environments in which many people are forced to work in.

    Schools try to deal with the problems superficially by running courses on 'Stress Management' and 'Mindfulness'. These techniques do have value, but they take dedication and sincere practise. Often, these courses are just used as an empty gesture to make it appear that something is being done to improve working conditions and mental health.

    The problems run deep and will take real commitment to sorting out. Sadly, it does not seem to be a priority. Ofsted and the like will continue to pile on their demands. Management will continue with their witch hunts. The pressure will only increase and mental health will continue to suffer. But it won't matter. They were 'Outstanding' on paper, and that's all that counts.
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