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Mental Health and PGCE

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by charlie_garrill51, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. charlie_garrill51

    charlie_garrill51 New commenter


    I am very close to the end of my PGCE but my mental health has taken a turn. I am currently feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and beginning to get physical symptoms as a result.

    Unfortunately, this morning became all too much and I had a panic attack just before I was due to leave for school. I felt it was important to get my mental health sorted as I was in no fit state to teach and therefore took the day off.

    I am now incredibly worried about the implications this will have on my ability to complete the course. I am literally two weeks away from completing and have suffered through this for months.

    Has anyone been in a similar situation or have any ideas on how best to move forward?
  2. TheOneTonBun

    TheOneTonBun New commenter

    I don't think you are alone. The PGCE is an awful year. Having come from industry I can't think of a worse way to train anyone to do anything.

    It's not surprising you had a panic attack because the whole process appears designed to engender mental health crises.

    Just get through the next 2 weeks and its all over!

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