Hi, Last month I was signed off work for two weeks with work related stress. I was prescribed antidepressants and told to avoid all school work. I gave my fit note to school and the head requested a meeting to talk to me about how best to get me feeling happy enough to return. In the end I chose to go back after only one week off as I knew it was a short term. I'm now nearing the end of an Easter break where I have already spent 5 days in school and brought work home. I have received emails reminding me of a work scrutiny that was arranged before I returned to work and have a stack of reports to write. When I went back to work it was because I wanted to get back into the class room to prove to myself that I COULD do it and that, more importantly, I still want to. But it's almost as though my being signed off never happened. The workload was still waiting for me and this "holiday" has left me anxious and tense. I have decided that in order to get even part of what needs doing done I must go in to work again tomorrow. I feel like my entire break has been spent clearing up the backlog left by my sick leave and I'm still not caught up!!! I know that life doesn't stop just for me but I'm on the back foot and worrying so much. It's making me not want to return! I don't know what to do!!!! I just need time. I need some space from constant demands and deadlines to find my feet again but I can't! I'm feeling like an abject failure right now. Trapped and scared and very unhappy. What should I do?