In the second of our wellbeing articles, Ian Stock offers advice based on his personal experiences of wellbeing and mental health; including understanding “anhedonia” – a word that doesn’t seem to be widely known (unlike hedonism). Read more here.
Ian taught at secondary level in Essex from 1987. In autumn 2016 he was forced to leave the profession because of mental ill health. He attributes this to the unremitting pressure and long hours of the job, and unsympathetic management within his school, which ultimately put data targets before the wellbeing of its staff. He has spent the time since convalescing and gradually pursuing a number of other activities, including community projects and the publication of several books, articles, and blogs.