Hi Just looking for some advice on how anyone else has dealt with moving on to a new Job after being signed off sick, In my case with Anxiety and Depression. To elaborate a little, I completed my NQT in 2018 on a part time contract. I have dyslexia and ADHD so working part time really worked well for me and I finished my NQT in a really positive place. For various reasons i decided I wanted to take on the challenge of going full time for the fist time this September. I applied for a few Jobs and eventually got a full time Job teaching music secondary. Unfortunately very suddenly just a few weeks after I got the job My dad passed away. Over the summer holiday I said to my wife on a number of occasions that this new job was too much to handle now and was very concerned but wanted to honor the contract and was hoping I could still take on the new challenge. Unfortunately despite arranging some counselling for myself and trying to get as much support outside work I really struggled to get my emotional state In the right place for teaching. And as any teacher knows in teaching you need to be emotionally together to do well. I did manage most of the year but at the start of February for various reasons the situation got very overwhelming and I stood in a lesson to teach and everything went weird and distant and I couldn't function. The Doctor signed me off and its been a slow few months working towards recovery. I decide to resign during that time and after Easter will have no Job. When the doctor says i'm recovered enough I'm going to look at getting some work but am now feeling concerned as I've never been signed off before in my career and am concerned that I will be able to find any work, either in teaching or outside. Just reaching out to see if anyone has any advice or experience moving on from being signed off sick with anxiety/ depression? Would love to know how you went about dealing with the amount of sick days on the reference in regards to an new employer, and also just getting your head back into gear to do...anything! I think if i can get my head round teaching again it will be part time from here on in as that worked for me with the ADHD and dyslexia. Any positive constructive advice or personal stories similar to this would be very helpful.