Hi I'm not a confident person, but I would always have described myself as happy and cheerful. I started a new job this term, I enjoy it but the usual settling in aspects are getting me down a bit, my classes aren't easy and I have lots of responsibility (it is a HOD role.) I do feel a little overwhelmed although I do also feel as if I'm hopefully slowly making progress. I just feel really lonely, a bit pathetic and unwanted I suppose! I find myself feeling a bit tearful and stupidly emotional some of the time and I don't know if I'm just adjusting to a lot of changes (am in the process of moving house too) or if this is indicative of a more serious problem. I'm certainly very tired a lot of the time but isn't every teacher, and I have gained weight through comfort eating, not all that serious from a size 12 to a 14 but I'd rather not gain any more of course. Is this worth seeing a GP about or is iit just 'normal' - I know no one can really tell me this but I am not feeling like myself at all and haven't for some time.