I discovered rather late that today is World Mental Health Day.
I am not going to bang on further about my own issues, except to say that after nearly a year I finally hope to be off medication soon.
But I will describe a situation encountered perhaps two years ago.
I was present in a meeting with senior managers as the staff Health & Safety Representative. A governor was pressing for a response from the management regarding Stress Policy.
The member of the senior team responsible for personnel issues responded, “Stress is not an issue at this school. There are no teachers who are stressed except perhaps a few weak ones. We do not need a Mental Health Policy and will deal with any cases on their merits”.