Mental health

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


This chapter examines the link between positive mental health and resilience. It focuses on the pressures associated with working in the further education sector and the potential for these pressures to impact on the mental health of teachers. As such, it explores the effect of stress and anxiety on cognitive functioning and identifies strategies for teachers to begin to look after their mental welfare. The chapter also promotes the importance of adopting a positive attitude to dealing with difficulties, and a healthy approach to maintaining good mental health, such as through challenging unreasonable demands and reconceptualising workload pressures. The development of resilience, then, is perceived as a supportive mechanism for teachers to challenge and resist stress through the negotiation of healthy professional arrangements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeveloping Resilience in FE Teaching
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780367424510
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2022


  • Mental heal
  • Wellbeing
  • Attitude
  • Motivation


Dive into the research topics of 'Mental health'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this