One in 20 teachers have ‘mental health problem lasting more than a year’

 The research found that a third of new teaching recruits quit the job within the first five years. Photograph: PA The government is being urged to monitor teachers’ wellbeing after research revealed that one in 20 are reporting mental health problems which last more than a year. The study, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, is the first to examine the mental health and wellbeing of teachers in England over three decades, based on data from more than 20,000 staff. It found that around 5% of teachers today are suffering long-lasting mental health problems, up…

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