Hi all This is a generally cathartic expression of how I feel about eating. It is more personal but I do believe it affects my work. I refuse to eat food at lunchtimes because of an eating disorder I have. Lunchtimes are the worst part of the day for me because I wait in dread for comments such as "Have you eaten?" "Are you coming for your lunch?" Literally I have a handbook of excuses. I fear that everyone thinks I'm anti-social in the staff room but I do try and mingle ( I do on a morning and at break times where it is not expected that I will eat food in the company of others) I feel like I should consult my NQT mentor about it but I don't want any action to be taken i.e. time off for being 'ill'. I do at once I am at home but it's just the stress and anxiety associated with eating/lunchtime that is making me feel rather down and dejected at the moment. What I'm basically querying is should I confront this by going to the doctors or should I go to my mentor or both? It's taken me a long time to admit that I have a problem so that's a positive!