Didnt want my career to end with having to get unions involved but ‘gentle’ encoragement and advice from Doctor and family has led me to all this. The short of it all is had a great attendence, results and never kicked up a fuss at my school. One particular SLT became promoted leading to a number of staff in tears every other day and me finally feeling the brunt. Ended up having to take a short period off for stress. When I went back I was too scared to raise the issues blaming it on workload and my ‘supportive’ back to work meetings were with this man. Thought things had improved but alas did not last long. I can’t go into too many details about case but contacted a union after persuasion as I was ready to resign like they had asked or they would start formal capabilty on me (never had any informal feedback/mention of this before) as “my mental health was obviously effecting me making me cry” that day and have been pleasantly surprised that they said my case is a very clear cut, easy win and they have messed up big time. Is this usual ? I’m scared to take this as my health has deteriorated massively this last week off school. Panic attack’s etc and ashamed to leave the house. Anyone been in a similiar position ?