I was signed off on Monday with work related anxiety and panic attacks! I knew I was stressed and anxious and felt I was **** (NQT Year in a fledgling academy convert after getting special measures, new HOD who is also NQT mentor who wasn't really following through with promises of help and support, kind of just got left to 'get on with it'.. all pretty much a recipe for stress and mental health disaster!) but I didn't realise the palpitations and shortness of breath - that happened everywhere from in bed while I was marking books to in the middle of lessons - were panic attacks! After a spectacular tantrum and sobbing sesh over my hair not drying properly on Saturday, my partner had me call in sick and go to the GP... the rest is history. So i'm off until the end of half term, at the very least. GP had me self-refer to IAPT for counselling, but i'm off to see him again during the half term, he may offer other help then. What else can I do to help myself? I've got CBT worksheets, but haven't been able to come out of anxious lack of concentration long enough to sit and look at them. I was given a Paul McKenna De-stress hypnosis thing, but I listened to it last night before bed and still had a panic attack in the middle of the night!