Sources of further advice and support

If you feel you would like to learn more about developing your own resilience, please use these links.


italk is a free service for patients with depression, anxiety or stress. It is delivered in partnership with Solent Mind and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. You can be referred by your GP, or can self-refer without the need to see your GP beforehand. They have a range of treatment options including online self-guided help, gros or CBT.


Employee Support

Free 24/7 confidential counselling and support service to employees and their families (your school will need to have an SLA with Health Assured to access this)


Unions and Professional Associations

Hampshire is proud to have a strong working relationship with recognised trade unions and professional associations and staff are encouraged to access support from their union.

There are 6 recognised teacher trade unions, who work collectively together as a Teachers’ Liaison Panel and the contact details of the Teacher professional associations in Hampshire can be found here.

Unison, Unite and GMB are the main unions representing support staff in schools.


Facilitated network groups

Hampshire Teaching and Leadership College have a number of networks across subject areas and themes. Those who have leadership responsibilities are encouraged to access these meetings and develop networks of colleagues in similar positions.

Dates across the year available in the training directories. School staff must engage with their headteacher or senior leader if they are keen to attend as there will be a cost involved to enable the network to function dependent on your school’s service level agreement arrangement.

Education Support Partnership (Teacher Support Charity)

The Education Support Partnership is a charity aimed at helping organisations and their staff to boost health, happiness and wellbeing through individual support and great management. They have a 24/7 free helpline which you can call, text or email at any time.

Social Media

There are numerous groups and networks online which can be a fantastic resource to support yourself both professionally and personally Whether you find a group to share thoughts and ideas about your professional practice or to help you to develop your resilience and wellbeing, ensure you take care in any comments you post online. Be aware of your security settings and whether you are posting publicly or within a private group. Where you are posting publicly, ensure you are conscious of how you wish to present yourself.

Occupational Health Support

Support from Occupational Health is available to those schools who have a service level agreement with Occupational Health for this provision.


At such a difficult time you may need further support and guidance to help you and your family cope with the loss of a loved one. Please find information below which you may find helpful during this time.

Employee Support line is available for staff 24/7 365 days per year and can be contacted on

  • freephone 0800 028 0199
  • Outside the UK +44 161 836 9498 (calls will be charged)

Cruse Bereavement Care providing support and help

  • Freephone Helpline 0808 808 1677
  • Cruse chat – available Monday to Friday 9am – 9pm
  • Cruse website

The NHS website can provide support and advice.