Hi I have recently been put on a six week support plan (informal capability) following an observation that didn't go very well. The day after I received this information I started driving to work but got myself all worked up and panicky. I didn't go to work that day and made a doctors appointment and contacted my union. I have self certified for the past few days but I will need a doctors fit note if I need any longer off work. I do not feel ready to return to work. I went to see a different doctor today and explained my symptons and situation. They diagnosed me with anxiety due to work related stress but didn't give a fit note as my self certification ends Thursday. They also advised me to face work. My union have advised me not to go back just yet and get a sick/fit note from the doctors as right now I don't feel strong enough to cope with this six week support plan and successfully get through it. This could lead me to having capability on my reference and make me struggle to get another job. I feel like I'm getting two different bits of advice that do not support each other. I could wait til Thursday and get another doctors appointment to see if they will sign me off work and go from there but the unknown is making me more stressed. A few other questions, am I able to look for other jobs whilst on sick leave? I'm going to hand my notice in to leave at Christmas as I am really unhappy at this school. If I go back to work soon and start this six week process, what am I letting myself in for if I do. It succeed? Thank you for reading. Any advice appreciated.