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Causes of Teacher Stress

Teacher stress is high and this infographic gives you a snapshot this research from many different sources. If you would like to know more about the research and where this data comes from, checkout the ‘why’ tab at the top of the page.


How to Build Teacher Wellbeing

This infographic gives teachers simple yet evidence-based strategies for supporting their 5 pillars of personal wellbeing using Seligman’s PERMA model


Identifying Character Strengths

At the heart of positive psychology lies understanding our character strengths. While we each have all 24 strengths inside us, our uniqueness is comprised of the order in which these strengths are ranked, which forms our true character. Seligman and Peterson’s research indicates that when we identify and plan ways to use of top 5 strengths known as signature strengths we experience greater life satisfaction and wellbeing. Take the free VIA strengths test first.

Informal Measure of Wellbeing

Free Teacher Wellbeing Audit

Whenever we want to improve something we first need to identify where are starting from. This simple survey can help you identify the areas of teacher wellbeing that are working and the areas that may need further development

You can download our FREE  TEACHER WELLBEING AUDIT to see how you and your staff rate. In this survey we use Martin Seligman’s 5 Pillars of wellbeing known as PERMA to give you a guide and starting point.

Formal Measures of wellbeing


Measuring the wellbeing of ourselves or whole staff before implementing a wellbeing plan is essential. The PERMAH Survey is a valid and relaible, FREE measure designed by two experts in the field Michelle McQuaid and Peggy Kern. Check it out here

Formal Measures of wellbeing

PERMA Profiler

Rather than seeking to identify those who are distressed, or “at risk”, the Flourishing Profile (FP) survey uses a positive psychology approach to assess the degree to which individuals have developed the “pillars” of good mental health to stay well and optimise quality of life. The FP survey is a leading indicator of mental health, useful for proactive wellbeing interventions at both an individual and collective level. The approach is consistent with the NSW Department of Education Wellbeing Framework for Schools (2015) and the Geelong Grammar School Model for Positive Education (2013).

Formal Measures of wellbeing

AWE – Assessing Wellbeing in Education

If you want a more statistically valid and reliable measure of the wellbeing of staff at your school, you can use Working on Wellbeing developed by Professor Aaron Jarden

Access the lastest research with these Australian and International reports of the nature of Teacher stress and Wellbeing;

NSW AIS – Teacher Wellbeing a review 2017


UK Education Support – Teacher Wellbeing Index 2018

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