Hi, I still cannot believe I am writing this but I have been signed off work with anxiety and depression. I'm coming to the end of my 2nd week now, I am now starting to sleep slightly better and have tried really hard not to think about work. I've been teaching for over 10 years and I just cannot understand it as I have never felt like this before. I have totally lost all my confidence in myself and do not feel that I can stand in front of my class and teach them at the moment. I just go into a blind panic everytime I think about it. It worries me as I thought I would be feeling better by now. I resisted resigning last week as I thought I'm not in the right mindset to make rash decisions. (This took a lot of will power and support from from family) I have sought help from my local well being support through the GP but that does not start until next week and I have also looked into a counsellor over the telephone. I am feeling really anxious about what this time off is going to look like on my sick record as I have never had time off before apart from the odd day. I used to love my job and I'm not really sure what has happened to me!