I've been on long term sick leave since early November due to anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder. I won't go into the details but it is due to something traumatic that happened to me some years ago. Then in November I had a car accident which triggered a bit of a mental break down. Previously I was extremely stressed and struggling with my ridiculous time table. My HT knows all the details and is being supportive but I just can't imagine going back. I'm medically not fit yet, but I also just can't imagine going back. I have lost all of my confidence and I am fearful of going back to the stress and havoc that teaching brings to my life. It's not just a preference, I really feel that mentally I can't do it as I can barely go to the shops alone, let alone be responsible for 30 children at a time. So I want to leave.. But don't know the best way to go about it. I have an OH meeting tomorrow. Part of me just wants to tell them that I can't imagine teaching again and hope for dismissal. If I just hand my notice in will I have to go back into school? I just know that I can't teach anymore in any school. Advice please?