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The Teaching Space Podcast

The podcast is on pause for a year (as of August 2021) as I am tackling the final year of my masters in education (which I am doing alongside my full-time job). In the meantime, please revisit the considerable back catalogue of episodes. Also, give me a follow on Twitter, where I am still very active and sign up for my personal newsletter here. You can visit The Teaching Space website here:

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Feb 6, 2021


  • Introducing Chris Chamberlain (00:44).
  • About Guernsey Mind (01:50).
  • How can teachers improve their mental health or seek help? (05:10).
  • Self care and self management is a priority (05:21).
  • Emails - are you a 24-hour service? (06:10).
  • Work is not called pleasure! (07:22).
  • On sleep (08:18).
  • Setting boundaries and self-management (11:50).
  • Learning to say no (14:21).
  • We are not perfect (17:00).
  • Reflect on mistakes (17:20).
  • Sharing experiences (17:55).
  • Admitting you are struggling is a strength (20:19).
  • What do you do if you have a colleague studying with their mental health? (22:45).
    • Practice empathy.
    • Are you OK?
    • Actively listen.
    • Remember everyone is different.
    • Signpost to Samaritans, employee assistance, line manager (if appropriate) local Mind charity or GP.
  • Signs of anxiety (23:40).
  • Final thoughts (29:23).
    • Find out more about mental health.
  • Find Chris online (34:38).


Thanks to my generous guest, Chris Chamberlain.

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