Hello, Like many people on here I am suffering from work related anxiety and stress and I would really appreciate some advice. It is a long story, and so I won't go into everything but just before the summer I had an awful meeting with my line manager - it was supposed to be supervision but ended up being about my performance. As a result, I went off sick with anxiety and depression. After the summer holidays I followed a phased return over four weeks, which was very difficult but I got through it. Then, two days after being back at full capacity I was called into my appraisal and basically sat through two hours of being annihilated. I actually ended up sobbing for over half an hour afterwards and as a consequence, felt too ill to go into work the next day. I went to the doctor straight away and was signed off for two weeks. I feel as if I have gone completely back to square one. I feel awful, worse than before. I have been back to the doctor and signed off for another two weeks, but my school are wanting to hold an attendance meeting, saying that they are entitled to hold one as they are counting it as a continuation from the last period of absence. Without going into details, I am being bullied at school and this is an ongoing issue that my union is helping me with. My union rep says I have to attend the meeting as I will end up being sacked on ill health grounds if I don't. The thought of going makes me feel sick. I am not sleeping, am getting palpitations, my hair is falling out and I am making myself bleed through itching - I can't even face going into school and he has asked for it to be at an alternative venue. I just feel like handing in my notice to get out of there - I can't see myself ever being able to return. My career is over and I feel like I have let myself down, I don't know what to do. Any advice greatly appreciated, thanks.