New Research into early career teacher experiences

Posted on June 1, 2017 · Posted in Research & Policy

The Hunter Institute of Mental Health has released findings from a 12 month research project, Start Well: supporting resilience and wellbeing in early career teachersThis project was supported by the Teachers Health Foundation.

The research team undertook an online survey looking at the experiences of early career teachers as well as key informant interviews and a literature review. We are pleased to be able to share a copy of the findings of this study with you today.

Early career teachers named several challenges in their role, in particular time management and workloads. Behaviour management and the lack of a supportive school environment were also identified as concerns.

To find out more about the research findings and recommendations, please see attached Brief for Professionals and a Stakeholder Communications Brief. You can also visit our website for more details:

It would be appreciated if you could support the release of this important research through sharing with your networks, and also pass this brief on to your Communications Managers to promote to stakeholders across your communications channels in the coming days.

Should you have any questions about the research please contact Dr Gavin Hazel, Mental Health and Research Manager, Hunter Institute of Mental Health on 02 4924 6945 or