Hi all, I am an NQT (qualified in July). I was working as a temporary Y1 teacher for Autumn term and seemed to be alright, but I had a very distressing mental health episode in November and am still signed off sick. My GP and CBT therapist are both fab and we are aiming to get me back in the workplace, at least part time, for after Easter. I am currently applying for part time teaching jobs, but I am also looking at some Level 3/4 TA/HLTA jobs. My question is how on earth do I make 'I loved working with the kids but the other side of teaching gave me a chuffing nervous breakdown and I'm really not keen to go back to that' sound good on an application form? I know it's my illness still talking, but I honestly feel people are going to judge me so much for not coping with teaching. I just don't know how to word the application. I'm usually quite good at this sort of thing, but I just can't figure it out right now. Advice would be much appreciated! Ta!