More teachers reporting long-lasting mental health problems than 30 years ago, study finds

The Independent is reporting that more teachers are suffering from a long-lasting mental health problem than 30 years ago, study finds. 

One in 20 teachers in England now report a mental health problem that has lasted for more than a year, up from one per cent in the 1990s, according to research from the University College London (UCL).

The study also shows there has been an increase in the percentage of school staff who have been prescribed antidepressant medication, from one per cent in the early 2000s to five per cent.

A Department for Education spokesperson said: “We are already taking action in this area in order to strengthen work life balance and wellbeing for teachers.

Read full article here More teachers reporting long-lasting mental health problems than 30 years ago, study finds

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  1. Carrie

    A negative mental state can lead to overloading of organs and their failure. For example, people who get angry often tend to have liver problems. Due to the frequent state of fear and anxiety, blood pressure rises. There are many such connections between the body and the mental state of a person. I undergo examinations every six months at Vipvorobjev hospital. Everyone should do it.

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