I am an NQT and whilst trying to secure a teaching position I have been working as a supply teacher. I have finished a long term stint in a school which was difficult. I enjoyed teaching the children (well I think I did) but all of the other pressures of being a teacher made me stressed. Although I am an NQT I was not able to complete any of my induction and although some individuals tried to support me I struggled, although their support was very hap-hazard. I had to finish the placement as I could not cope with the pressures which were placed upon me. I have a history of anxiety and depression and I have been on AD's but I have been off them for a while and I don't want to go back on them. I feel so lost, I don't know what to with myself, whether I want to continue doing supply work whilst I try and find a teaching position or whether to go and do something completly different. My parents have been supportive but I have heard them talking about me behind my back and I feel sick whenever I think about the situation. I know that sometimes the best option is to 'get back on the horse' but I feel very anxious about this. If I chose to take time out from teaching and do something else but then wanted to come back to teaching would this cause a problem? I feel so lost and confused at the moment, I wish I could sort myself out. My head feels muddled, I get up in the morning and feel ok but by the afternoon I feel sick, nervous and tired. I hope someone understands.