Being affected by a mental health diagnosis may not necessarily prevent you from becoming an MSC Teacher. However, when teaching MSC to others, we must be in touch with and hold our own human vulnerability with great kindness in order to be a model to others and as such, we carry great responsibility for the safety of our students. We also need to be able to recognise and to hold the feelings of vulnerability within our students with great stability, calm, courage, wisdom and kindness. From our experience MSC teachers are of greatest benefit to their students when they teach from such a solid place and already have plenty of room in their own hearts for others’ difficulties, which is not always possible when the teachers themselves have ongoing significant struggles with these issues. We understand that answers to these questions may not be straightforward and are personal. Please feel free to opt for a private conversation if you prefer that by including a note as your response to any of these questions as to how and when we may contact you for this.