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Your charity – helping you to be well, work well.

Recourse is here to offer you practical and emotional support if you are experiencing problems in your home life. It may be that you are having problems managing your finances, coping with bereavement or struggling with your relationship with your partner or spouse. Recourse can help.

We can also help you with issues you are faced with in your work life. Complementing the support offered to you by your union we can help you to deal with difficult relationships with colleagues, better manage your workload, improve your time management or deal with the impact of redundancies and change. Recourse can help.


The Good, the Bad and the Inspired - share your story

Help us write this book - tell us your story!
This book doesn’t exist yet, but we think there are plenty of teachers, lecturers, tutors and staff in education who would enjoy reading it - and we want you to help us write it!
Read more about The Good, the Bad and the Inspired - share your story

What we do

Recourse provides free support services specifically for all staff working in adult, further and higher education in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Supported by UCU, Recourse complements the work of the union offering information and advice, telephone counselling, online coaching and financial assistance.

Where we came from

Recourse was established by the Teacher Support Network, an independent charity with more than 100 years experience of helping teachers and lecturers improve their health and wellbeing.

Fundraising for Recourse

If you would like to do something for us then please don't hesitate to drop us a line. We can help with publicity.
Here are some useful documents and forms to help you with your fundraising on behalf of Recourse.

Recourse for UCU Reps

We know that issues like stress, anxiety and money worries are becoming increasingly common among many of your members. It doesn’t have to be like this…

Structure and Team

How Recourse is structured, and who works there.

Download Posters and Leaflets

Use our brochures, posters and other handouts to give your staff and colleagues information about our services. You can download them from this page.

The Supporter Magazine

The Supporter magazine is produced three times a year and combines Recourse material with that from the Teacher Support Network.


Our Summer Raffle is now closed and the lucky winners were drawn on 3rd October 2014.