Hi, for a variety of reasons, predominately work- related I have been suffering for anxiety/depression this year. Usually, my solution to most things is that I throw myself into work and I feel fine but I've been finding the general demands of teaching challenging. Things that would not usually bother me are, in the last couple of weeks, triggered by an altercation, my performance has declined quite rapidly. I had a chat to my manager yesterday and staff in general are worried about me. Somehow I'm managing to teach and assess but I look tired, I'm withdrawn, easily upset, tearful, I'm snappy, not an effective manager, and I am most definitely stressed. I'm usually the most positive one in the department so it's noticeable. I was in two-minds about going to work this week, I did, and I've just made myself look incapable- I just appear over-sensitive. I don't know what to do, most of the problems should be resolved this week but I'm not sleeping/eating properly. I don't want my performance to decline even more- I have not disclosed that I suffer from this at all and I am on medication to try and resolve this. Ultimately, I'm doubtful if teaching is for me, but I don't want to make a rash decision when I feel so low. I feel a bit stuck if I don't go into work I'll have this on my record but if I do I will make even more mistakes. I know peoples attitude to mental health very greatly. I'm meant to be getting observed this week too.... I know staying off might make it harder to go back too- There are many little things at work that are causing stress and I think they would to anyone not just myself. Please help!