Hi I am really struggling at my new school. I have posted elsewhere too about my situation. I have been signed off sick for about 5 weeks now with stress and depression. I am really not well and I am in a school where staff get attacked on a regular basis. I have already been hurt. The head is not supportive and does not seem to care that her staff are getting hurt. Some are being seriously hurt and have been hospitalised. I have made the choice to leave at Easter but I am worried how this will affect my career as I only started at this job is September and I have never felt like this before. I even felt like hurting myself. Since having time off I no longer feel this way but still have had a panic attack since being off and I am still not sleeping. I feel like I should go back to work after Christmas because I am worried about what the head will think of me and also how this will affect future career prospects. Will anyone hire me as I have been signed off? Will the head even write a reference? Can she be horrible about my time off? What will she even say as she has not known me for long? I am so scared and worried about what the future holds. I need some advice.