Like lightning, unpleasant and repetitive thoughts can come out of nowhere. Then circle the five words you gravitate to first. I'm finding it increasingly hard to function and am signed off work at the moment.I feel like I'm doing a rubbish job of teaching and that for my mental health things would be a lot better for everyone if I could just STOP work.But - we can't afford it. I have a terrible pandemic secret. I feel stuck! The advantage of this is it may be as little as a few hours a week but you:1) get full pay2) it triggers another full cycle (or used to so check it out with your union!) 13 posts, 0 answered Oldest first | Newest first. I'm in a real mess. At the top is likely money or good benefits. Imagine you were your own best friend and treat yourself accordingly. Member Since: Dec 2017. You might also find our suggestions and tips for ways to help yourself cope useful. It's a very comparable role to the one I had last, but was laid off. Anything that takes your mind off the thoughts will do. Want to submit a question of your own? I know this isn't going to be easy to fix, but it's impacting your work and your co-workers, and we have to get it under control. Thanks for that info. Coming this far shows how strong you are and don't forget that. I agree with previous posters that you should make the most of your allowed sick leave though. If that kind of coaching doesn't work, you'll need to treat this as a serious performance issue -- meaning at a minimum that it could impact her assignments, performance assessments, and future raises (and you should let her know that). It seems like a tall order but I feel like it's now or never. “But life is messy, our personalities are fluid, we grow and change.” Clinging to such “shoulds” only keeps us stuck in jobs that make us unhappy, she said. Repeat this, working down through pairs of muscles throughout your body. Hi Empross sorry that you're having a tough time. But not every way of distracting yourself is good for you. I didnt want to have to say it because i could end up being moved to another job I no nothing about, or redundant, but I cant do it anymore. I had to stop in early 2007 as I was suffering from severe depression. Ruminating about all the reasons your job is terrible only keeps you stuck in pessimistic thought patterns and prevents you from seeing any upside, she said. What is CAB?I'm trying to jot down how I'm feeling as things can get a bit 'fuggy' and I can struggle to articulate myself. Even during panic attacks this technique can be helpful. Then you continue with one more round, this time finding four things with each sense. I still have my dark moments though.......... To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. If you need someone to talk to, we listen. Hi there,I posted this in 'The Staff Room' the other day, but thought this was worth a post in 'Mental Health' too.I've been teaching for just over 10 years, part time for four. But there are things we can do about it. When you’ve finished, don’t get up straight away. But writing can, for many people and in many instances, be a really helpful tool. Good thing about your job is the sickness pay and the fact that OH are independent of your place of work. Read more about how we can help. “Don’t vent to your friends at happy hour, or go home and complain and stew about things that happened at work for hours.”. Job openings in your area may be slim (to none). But when you're feeling stressed, you communicate far less, come across as brusque or even rude, and start missing details. It is SO hard to compartmentalize my marital problems while trying to focus on interview prep. Often it’s due to a combination of things. Cancel ... he was a psychiatric nurse and got me back to work....He was a legend....and free :-) ... lack of Love and being stressed and having to cope with a rebellious wife … Or have you not been signed off long enough yet? I can’t cope anymore. No idea if other organisations operate a similar system. PO Box 9090, STIRLING, Samaritans Enterprises is a private limited company (01451175). My advice would be to not take any firm decisions while you are off sick. Whenever I fail to cope up any emotional turmoils, excessive pressure or conflict, I distract myself from everything with over sleeping and over eating. Samaritans volunteers are here for you every day of the year, round the clock. You’ll need a quiet, private space for this to work well. And he used prompts like this one: Write about your deepest thoughts and feelings about the trauma or emotional upheaval that has been influencing your life most. DD is already aware that I am off work and I don't want her to worry about me.Getting early retirement seems like quite a long process, then? In fact, it’s important to communicate clearly overall, she said. So if you go to them expecting an early retirement then they may still try other options first, or they may not. I feel like a total failure and I can't cope with the way my life is. I manage an employee who is smart, attentive, and dedicated to the work she does. As you can get a good 6mth full pay I would urge you not to give that up.

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