http://www.channel4.com/news/teachers-suicide-rates-double-in-a-year Copied from the English forum According to this, older teachers in the UK are more prone to commit suicide due to the stress of work. This may also be due to the ever-rising retirment age. So, apart from comments on the horrific system we all opted to escape, my question is 'at what age do YOU hope to/did you retire?' What will you do then/do you do now? For me, in about another 15 years I shall retire to the wilds of South Africa (home sweet home) and work in rural schools or set up my own rural school in a disadvantaged area. Yes, I am aware this isn't a real retirement but I cannot imagine ever not teaching.