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Findings from study into early career teacher wellbeing featured at NSW Teachers Federation Conference

14 October 2016

Tomorrow, the Hunter Institute of Mental Health will present findings from its recent study into the wellbeing of early career teachers in NSW at this year’s New Activist Conference.Hosted by the NSW Teachers Federation, the conference aims to engage teachers in their first five years of teaching who are interested in becoming more active within the Federation.

Hunter Institute Program Manager Gavin Hazel will attend the conference and showcase the findings from the Hunter Institute’s Start Well project, which aims to assess the attitudes of early career teachers around their experiences at work and what support systems they may find helpful in promoting resilience.

The presentation will highlight the results of an online survey targeted towards early career teachers that will inform a further round of targeted interviews with policymakers, regulators and sector representatives to determine the best ways of supporting mental health and resilience in early career teachers.
For more information about the Start Well project, visit www.himh.org.au/startwell

To view a recent presentation about the Start Well project, visit: www.slideshare.net/HInstMH/start-well-a-research-project-supporting-resilience-and-wellbeing-in-beginning-school-teachers