Mental Health and Wellbeing Trainee Teachers project

This project explored the extent of current provision that Initial Teacher Education providers offer to trainee teachers to support their mental health and wellbeing.

This is distinct from any curriculum based resources they may receive as part of their training to support their own pupils in the future. We also investigated what support trainee teachers may need in this area.

Phase one of the project aimed to:

  • Explore current provision of mental health and wellbeing for trainee teachers in all providers of Initial Teacher Education in UK.
  • Explore what type of provision would be suitable/is needed for trainee teachers from the perspective of providers of Initial Teacher Education in UK; trainee teachers; and school mentors.
  • Explore key concerns in each of the key stakeholder groups through in-depth interviews.

The research project is led by Dr Kate Russell with Mrs Deirdre Medler, Mrs Miriam Jones, Dr Victoria Warburton and Dr Rebecca Westrup.


Data collection has now been completed and analysis underway. Initial findings should be available here by the end of 2020.