A third of teachers have Covid-19 mental health fears

Just over a third of teachers are currently stressed and anxious about their mental health and wellbeing, according to a YouGov survey.

The survey of 820 teachers and senior leaders found that stress levels were higher than normal for the start of summer term, with 59 per cent of primary teachers and 49 per cent of secondary teachers currently experiencing higher levels of stress and anxiety than usual.

In total, 49 per cent of respondents said they were experiencing stress and anxiety over fear of themselves or their family catching the coronavirus, while 35 per cent of teachers were experiencing heightened stress and anxiety as a result of preparing work for pupils to complete at home.


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