It is claimed that one in three teachers will have mental health problems at some point during their career. In this programme, we hear from people who are willing to talk openly and honestly about their mental health problems. Chris Danes talks about how his depression forced him to leave his post as a deputy headteacher. John Illingworth, the former president of the NUT and a headteacher, also left his job with depression and anxiety and explains why he never returned. And, Carole Dimmock, a primary school teacher, tells us why she ended up being admitted to a mental health unit. Medical assistance for teachers facing mental health problems is patchy. We hear from St Philip's Special school in Surrey, which employs a therapeutic consultant to work with the pupils and has found that his services are increasingly being used by the staff.
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