Taking Care of You Cover

Taking Care of You

Reducing stress and burnout among teachers and educators

In Taking Care of You we will learn what it is to be stressed, and how stress can lead to more serious and longer-term difficulties. It explores what can be done to manage stress and to ensure that life becomes pleasurable once more, and it looks at some of the protective factors which act to sustain those in the education and care professions and help them to feel positive and excited about their work each day. This resource encourages team members and team leaders to collaborate, plan and take action to reduce the likelihood of stress and burnout occurring and to take positive, meaningful action when the signs arise.

Ages: 0-16 | Pages: 50 | Code: TS0281 | ISBN: 9781925145076

Add to cart
or more each
Book (physical) - A good old fashioned printed book, ideal if you like the feeling of holding it in your hand as you flip through the pages. We will ship your books from our warehouse within 1-3 days.
Vital Source Ebook - You can read, highlight, annotate, create flashcards, and collaborate with colleagues and instructors via any web browser, or for offline access download the Vital Source Bookshelf App (Mac, PC, iOS & Android). The ebooks are available immediately and can be accessed via your filebox. Vital Source books have limited printing functionality.
Combo (book & Vital Source ebook) - Need the flexibility of a print and digital version at your fingertips? Printed books allow you to share and pass around the resource with your colleagues. The Vital Source ebooks are available immediately, you can read, highlight, annotate and create flashcards online, or for offline access download the Vital Source Bookshelf App (Mac, PC, iOS & Android). Vital Source ebooks are best used on your device as they have limited printing functionality.

Orders are normally dispatched within 3 to 5 business days. Goods are shipped by Australia Post or by local courier, depending upon the location, with a delivery expectation of 3 to 10 business days. We will email dispatch confirmation and tracking details.

International Orders
We are happy to supply orders from outside Australia and New Zealand. Orders will be dispatched by International Air which has delivery expectations of 3-21 business days depending upon your location.

We offer a 14-day inspection with freepost return on all printed products.
Please be aware that we cannot offer an approval period or accept returns on digital resources, so orders for these resources are final.

Credit Card - Pay securely with Visa or Mastercard when you check out.

Invoice your school - Select your school when you check out. You will need a school order number.

Picture of Anne Vize

Anne Vize

Anne Vize specialises in writing for children and young people who learn in different and unique ways. She is a special educator and writer from Melbourne and works to develop print and digital resources for children, their teachers and supporters. She works in the vocational sector developing learning resources for training providers and creates freelance content to support the new vocational major curriculum in Victoria. Anne is fortunate to be able to divide her time between writing and exploring the wonders of sailing and windsurfing on the stunning Port Phillip Bay.


What is stress?7
Fight or flight response7
Warning signs9
Chronic stress10
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)10
Implications for young children11
Factors that lead to stress14
Lifestyle factors14
Personality factors15
Educational and care specific factors16
What the research tells us...20
... about stress for teachers in schools20
... about stress for early childhood workers20
... about claims for stress related illnesses and problems22
... about the wider effects of low pay22
Checklist of changes to help you recognise stress24
Short-term stress busters26
What NOT to do when dealing with stress29
Leading the way to a mentally healthy workplace32
Anxiety and depression32
Practical ways to build a mentally healthy workplace33
Resilient teachers35
Understanding resilience in teachers35
Key protective factors that promote resilience36
Management and leadership strategies39
Setting a positive example39
Innovative practices40
Using digital technologies41
Decision-making and sharing41
Providing feedback43
Supporting others in the workplace43
Dealing with difficulties and crises46
Useful resources48