Teacher burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged stress. It can lead to a decreased ability to function effectively in and out of the classroom.
According to a report by education support, 78% of teachers and support staff experience mental health symptoms due to work.
A national survey of 1,500 teachers found that more than 40% of respondents had considered leaving the profession within the past year.
Depression or anxiety
Loss of interest in work
Irritability or frustration
Physical symptoms such as headaches or stomachaches
Rest and relaxation: Prioritize your physical and emotional well-being by getting enough sleep and engaging in activities you enjoy.
Support system: Reach out to colleagues, friends, and family members who can provide emotional support.
Professional development: Explore opportunities for professional development to refresh your skills and knowledge.
Time management: Prioritize your time and set boundaries to avoid overworking yourself.
Seek Help: If you are experiencing severe symptoms of burnout, seek help from a therapist or counselor.
Step Perks: If you're working with Step Teachers our benefits portal has access to an Online GP,
It's important to note that teacher burnout is a serious issue and it's essential to take steps to prevent it from happening in the first place. This can include things like building a strong support system, setting boundaries, and finding ways to manage stress.