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Education Support Partnership

Supporting all staff working in education in England, Scotland and Wales

Education Support Partnership website

Education Support Partnership is the only charity providing mental health and wellbeing support services to all staff working in education in the UK.

We understand the unique pressures that working in education puts on people. With budgets tightening, workloads increasing and constant changes, it’s no surprise that stress and anxiety are common challenges in the education sector.

That’s why we provide independent, confidential support, to help people deal with stress and anxiety, bullying, career and money worries, and a range of other issues.


Our helpline is free and available to all staff working in any kind of education institution in England, Wales and Scotland. We’re here for you 24/7, 365 days a year. Call 08000 562 561.

Read the Help for individuals section on the Education Support Partnership website


We have a full range of services to help schools, colleges, universities, and organisations create a thriving workplace for their staff.

Read the Help for organisations section on the Education Support Partnership website

Life guides

We have a range of free, practical and informative guides on a range of topics including managing stress and work-life balance.

Browse the Life guides section of the Education Partnership website

Our grants

Our confidential grants service is here to help you manage your financial and money worries to get you back on track when you are struggling.

If you are working in or retired from the education sector and are suffering financial problems caused by unemployment, ill health, sudden life events, bereavement or a personal injury we may be able to offer support.

We provide assistance with:

  • Short-term financial emergencies

  • Essential, but unaffordable items or costs, which contribute to improving your health and wellbeing

  • Helping you to stay in or get back to work.

We can do this by helping with all sorts of costs such as:

  • Rental arrears to prevent you from being evicted

  • Travel costs to get you to that job interview

  • The cost of replacing an essential broken appliance when you do not have the means to replace it otherwise

Visit the Apply for a grant section on the Education Support Partnership website

Who we have helped

Primary School Teacher Gail and her son Ollie

The grant we awarded Gail helped three year-old cancer patient Ollie get some pain relief. It really helped this family by easing some of the financial strain they were experiencing during a very difficult time.

Read Gail and Ollie's story

Single mum Sarah gets help to pay the bills

Sarah applied through our grants scheme: "It costs so much to heat a house and feed the children so I was very grateful for the help.” she explains.

Find out more about Sarah

London teacher Elissavet got a space of her own

Elissavet was awarded £1,000 for a rental deposit which helped transform her life: “We now have peace and quiet and it is much closer to work. It’s a big one bedroom flat and I finally have my own space. Finally I can start my life in London”.

Learn how Education Support Partnership helped Elissavet

Read the Turn2us Grants Search profile on Education Support Partnership

Date of publication: August 2016

Photographs: Copyright of Education Support Partnership and used with permission.


Gail's and Ollie's story

Find out how they were helped by Education Support Partnership

Find out more about Gail and Ollie
Elissavet with the keys to her new home

Elissavet's story

Learn how Elissavet found help from Education Support Partnership

Read more about Elissavet