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How to spot if you or colleagues are stressed: tell-tale signs for teachers

Feb 2nd, 2015 by

Mental health problems are on the rise in teaching. But what early stress warning signs should you look out for in yourself and others?

It goes without saying that there is a direct correlation between teacher workload and stress levels, and both are currently unprecedentedly high. It’s also no coincidence that over the past few years hundreds of good teachers have been signed off with long-term sickness or quit altogether. Having been on the receiving end of a doctor’s note for stress and anxiety twice in my eight-year career. I’ve no desire to experience this for the third time, so here are some of the early warning signs I’ve learned to watch out for.

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