Hi, I am currently in my NQT year and finding maintaining a work-life balance extremely hard due to anxiety. During my undergraduate degree in 2013, I was diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety. While the depression is under control, the anxiety likes to continue to make my life living hell. I have some extremely difficult classes and work in an extremely difficult school. I am finding that students are responding to their head of year and not me, and they continue to disrupt lessons, the school behaviour policy in ineffective on these students. I cannot teach many of the classes due to disruption from students. I am constantly worrying about my classes both at school and at home. Due to constantly worrying I am exhausted (e.g. This evening I got home at 6:30pm, fell asleep until 9pm after sitting down). Because I am exhausted, my depression is rearing it's head. Due to being stressed, I am breaking down at school while trying to complete work (e.g. planning, marking etc), which is making me more stressed. My NQT tutor is fully aware of these problems and has done more than enough to help, so has my HoD. However I am made to feel ineffective from members of SLT who claim that behaviour problems lie with me, making me more worried about my classes. My doctor wants to sign me off on sick with stress but I do not want to let my colleagues and students down, which again, is making me anxious and stressed!