Published by: Education Support


During these strange and uncertain times, we wanted to reach out to you to let you know that we’re still here for you, no matter what you’re going through.

Our thoughts are with all of our supporters: the heroes keeping the schools open for children of key workers; teachers who have worked so hard to ensure students can continue with their learning at home over the next few weeks; retired teaching staff who may be very anxious about their health; and temporary or supply staff who may have suddenly found themselves out of work.

Mental health and wellbeing support

Whatever your current or former role in education, we’re here to help you. Our helpline is continuing to operate as usual with our fully trained counsellors on hand to listen.

No matter what you’re feeling, our free, confidential helpline is always here 24/7 with trained counsellors here to listen and help you find a way forward. Please do contact us if you need to.  Our Helpline number is 08000 562 561. Feel free to pass it on to anyone who you think might need our help.

Our Employee Assistance Programme also continues to be available by telephone, helping you to look after yourselves and each other in the face of the challenges that lie ahead in schools, colleges and universities. Existing customers can still access telephone counselling and personal advice around the clock; new customers can still be set up to roll out support services to staff.

Financial support

Our confidential grants service will continue to be available to current and former education staff who are struggling financially.  We are here to help find a way through difficult times.

Our Grants team will be pleased to hear from you. Visit out grants web page for more information and to start an application.

If there are particular issues you and your colleagues are experiencing at the moment we would like to know so please get in touch.

Supply teachers & contractors

We have put together some key information for supply teachers and contractors who may be worried about their financial situation during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more.

How headteachers can face coronavirus

As headteacher Darren Morgan copes with looking after his school during the coronavirus pandemic, he shares his 7 tips for headteachers and leaders on how to face this incredibly challenging situation. Read more.

You are not alone, we are here with you.

Sending you our warmest wishes at this difficult time.

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