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Mental health challenges are a growing problem in schools and society.

Depression, anxiety, and stress-related illnesses can be caused or worsened as a result of increased workload and the growing pressure to do more with less.

“A majority of teachers (79%) believe their stress related to work-life imbalance has increased over the last five years; only 4% said it had decreased over this period.”
Froese-Germain, B. (2014). Work-life balance and the Canadian teaching profession. Canadian Teachers’ Federation.

And as teachers we often witness our students trying to cope with their own mental health issues and do what we can to support them.

What can  we do?

Go to the BCTF  website:

Continue advocating for the restoration of services and improved funding for schools and public education.

No. 4 – April 2015