Charles Mead and Paul Timmins address the issues surrounding stress in the work place - this being the school. They identify the use of Peer Support Groups to reduce it. They offer practical approaches which institutions may use to set up these groups. This chapter clearly deals with the individual needs of the educator.
These sentiments confront us with the raw experience of work, and remind us of its effects on our lives. Our contention is that schools possess the resources to identify individual and organisationally related sources of stress and the ability to reduce these. We suggest that Peer Support Groups (PSGs) provide a basis for reducing the