I’ve resisted posting on this topic until now but I do need some reassurance. I’ve been on long term sick with WRS and I’m due to return soon on a phased return. A very gradual one has been agreed and sadly I have had to come to terms with the fact I have to lose out on pay and pension to go part time from September (also agreed). However, although I can now visualise myself teaching (which I couldn’t a few months ago) I am dreading a return to the whole culture and environment that contributed to my ill health in the first place. I see very little point in changing school due to age and salary status. Is there anyone out there who has recovered, gone back and lived to tell the tale? I need some hope. Inwardly, I’m emotionally screaming against it, logically I have to to protect my family’s livelihood and go back.