EIS has produced a report entitled Value education, value teachers membership survey report 2019, which draws on 12,250 surveys completed by eligible members. The survey considered various aspects of teaching and teachers’ experiences. The following are summary headlines:

  • 76% felt stressed “frequently” or “all of the time” within their jobs.

  • 88% reported stress levels had either stayed the same or had increased in the past year.

  • 54% disagreed, and 23% strongly disagreed when asked if they had sufficient time to undertake professional development opportunities.

  • Over 78% disagreed that it was adequate for the children and young people with additional support needs within their school.

Following the 2018 EIS AGM, a report on Mental Health Training was produced by EIS.

NHS Health Scotland's Evidence for Action Team has produced a report entitled Supporting teachers' mental health and wellbeing: Evidence Review (2020). The review examines what works to support the mental health and wellbeing of teachers.  

Barnardo’s has produced a paper entitled Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of education staff through professional supervision structures.

Scotland's Teachers: Working Conditions and Wellbeing a report produced in 2017, available via the EIS website outlines the conditions that can cause stress, and measures, such as peer support, that can help alleviate it.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has produced a report exploring the costs of mental ill-health for individuals, employers and society at large: OECD Fit Mind, Fit Job. From Evidence to Practice in Mental Health and Work.