I ahve suffrered from depression for years and my school have been made aware of this from the day I started about 10 years ago. Recently, I have had some set backs in my life and also developed post-natal depression whilst on maternity leave. My pregancy was difficult and resulted in me developing pre-eclampsia and I felt very down. Since my return to school I have found it hard to cope and have asked for support but my department isn't very nice and have bullied me. I ended up being supported by the crisis team because i had a breakdown but stupidly carried on going to school because I was afriad of the comments people would make! I have had a couple of inadequate lessons when I have had dips in my mood and decided to do something about it by taking part in webinars and redaing and also watching other teachers in my frees. I then managed to reach satisfactory although a lot of the comments were good- and I had to remind them to provide me with feedback! I felt I was making some progress! I asked to go to see OHU as I thought they could direct me. I felt very ill and it ws discovered that it was stress because of the job and the depression. A few days later after the report was recieved by school the Head called me in and put me on informal capability. It was said that learning walks were inadequate even though I did not get feedback from the last one- just put on capability! Luckily my union came with me to OHU and are aware of the situation and have asked for the capability to be removed as there are other ways of offering support. OHU also rote that I am covered but the Equalities Act 2010. I am signed off work but too frightened to go back I have heard the gossip in my department about other members of staff and am disgusted but I know I am going to lose my job. I have been told to 'pull myself together' almost because I can't teach properly!!! That is a symtom of depression!