What can help me stay happy and healthy?
Work-related stress is extremely prevalent within the teaching profession and can lead to health problems such as depression, anxiety and insomnia. Employers have a duty to risk assess workplaces, including establishing and addressing the causes of work-related stress.
Mental health conditions are common, so no one should feel isolated or stigmatised for seeking help. Early intervention is recognised as facilitating recovery, so if there are signs of a developing mental health condition, consider seeking help at the earliest opportunity.
Employees with mental health conditions may be classed as disabled under the Equality Act 2010, and if this is the case, employers have duties to make ‘reasonable adjustments’.