Ep 93: Teachers Cry Too & Teacher Mental Health

Being in the education system means there are a lot of things to love – and – a lot of things that challenge you.

So, how open are you about your struggles; how much do you share with your colleagues, family and friends?

In this deeply moving episode, Meg speaks with guest Sue Webb about her memoir ‘Teachers Cry Too’. Sue, an experienced teacher and school leader, recollects her personal journey from struggling with a period of mental illness, to discovering that the career she blamed for making her sick also offered her a pathway to recovery.

Join Sue as she unravels the common experiences faced by teachers and school leaders, shedding light on the all-too-common struggles within the profession.

Walk away with a better understanding of the importance of sharing stories to help and heal others. Don’t miss this enlightening conversation, exploring the complexities of teaching and the importance of mental health. 

Sue’s book Teachers Cry Too is available now – shop here!

In this conversation we discuss

▫️ Why sharing our stories is so important.

▫️ The subtle and obvious signs that something needs to change.

▫️ How to fall back in love with teaching.

▫️ And so much more…

You can quote us on that…

“Once you lose perspective, then you lose yourself.”

Sue Webb

“Through sharing our stories, we can give others people permission to share theirs.”

Sue Webb

“When somebody in the family is experiencing an emotional crisis and mental illness, it never just affects that one person.”

Sue Webb


Sue Webb – Book | LinkedIn | Instagram

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Hi, I'm Meg!

B.Phys Ed, M. Ed (Student Wellbeing), CIPP

I’m a teacher with experience working in primary and secondary schools across Australia, and a specialist in the field of wellbeing education and coaching. I founded Open Mind Education in 2013 with a vision of sharing practical, enriching wellbeing education with staff, parents, and broader school communities.

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