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Teachers' health 'at risk'.

TEACHERS' mental health is increasingly being put at risk by the pressures heaped on them during school time, union leaders have said.

Half of all teachers have considered leaving the profession due to stress, citing the long hours, excessive workload, lack of support and poor pupil behaviour, according to according to
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 the National Union of Teachers (NUT) teacher mental health working party. In addition, a large-scale HSE HSE House
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 survey found teaching to be the most stressful occupation in the UK, it said. The working party was set up following a resolution proposed at the NUT's conference three years ago by John Illingworth, a primary school headteacher from Nottingham, who told of his own breakdown.

The NUT debated a resolution on the evidence collected by the working party at the union's annual conference in Cardiff.

Mr Illingworth said: "Unmanageable workload, violence, excessive monitoring, disruptive pupils, constant change and workplace bullying Workplace bullying, like childhood bullying, is the tendency of individuals or groups to use persistant aggressive or unreasonable behavior against a co-worker. Workplace bullying can include such tactics as verbal, nonverbal, and even physical abuse.  - these aren't just stresses, these are teachers' stresses.

Stresses endemic in our profession which lead to the haemorrhaging of teachers from our schools, teachers reducing their work hours just to cope, mental illness, and in some cases even to suicide." Mr Illingworth called for health and safety legislation to be properly followed in every school across the country..
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Date:Apr 13, 2009
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