I'm a teacher at a large secondary. As part of our closure plan, we have been asked to phone each member of our tutor group, via their parents, one a week. I'm finding this so hard for a number of reasons: 1. My neighbours have taken the opportunity to do loud DIY. 2. I hate phoning people. I have panic attacks related to previous phone issues. I can cope with a few a week, but making 6 a day every work day is too much. 3. There are now roadworks outside my window, with drills, and other loud noise. I rent a room, so no other place to move to. Kitchen occupied by another WFH housemate. Work have not been great about it. The union says we can't be expected to do this, and I have sent them the link to back it up. I have been communicating with my students in other ways, but they are hung up on this phone call idea. Any ideas before I go insane? This has been the most stressful part of lockdown for me.