I've had a complete breakdown (working as a KS4 teacher played a significant part) and am now being treated for Bipolar and anxiety disorders. I don't feel I can go back to my post at all (signed off until at least June). Does anyone know what options are open to me? I've contacted my union but they are being very slow to reply. I feel I may be in a better position for moving forward in September (hopefully starting a Masters conversion course so that I can one day work in HE) if I could end my contract asap and just be classed as unemployed rather than long term sick leave. Any advice/information on this would be greatly appreciated.