School Matters - Teacher Mental Health | Teachers TV

School Matters - Teacher Mental Health | Teachers TV:

"School staff talk openly and honestly about their mental health problems amid claims that one in three teachers will be affected by them at some point during their career.

Chris Danes and former president of the NUT John Illingworth talk about how their depression forced them to leave their respective posts of deputy headteacher and headteacher. Carole Dimmock, a primary school teacher, tells us why she ended up being admitted to a mental health unit.

St Philip's Special school in Surrey, which employs a therapeutic consultant to work with the pupils, has found that his services are increasingly being used by the staff as medical assistance for teachers facing mental health problems is erratic."