Education’s psychological strain must be addressed

14 October, 2021

As the national focus turns to psychological wellbeing for Mental Health Week (9-17 October), workers in the education industry continue to face high rates of psychological strain.

Research has shown teachers are more likely to experience anxiety, depression or high stress compared to the average Australian.

Rates of depression among the profession are nearly twice the national average and more than 60% of teachers report that they experienced some form of anxiety.

Researchers suspect the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the mental strain on teachers and school staff.

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