I was signed off work last week for two weeks with work related stress. After a Sunday afternoon meltdown and absolute panic, I emailed my union rep blurting everything I was feeling out. Following a phone call to him and discussions with my partner I knew I had to get to the doctor. This resulted in being signed off for two weeks. I've spoken to my union rep and other teacher friends as well as non-teacher friends who have been off work with stress but I'm still not sure what to do next - my sick note runs out Friday and my union rep has suggested it would be wise to try and go back Monday for the last four days of term, which would help avoid maybe creating further stresses re work capability (I was already on a support plan - the stress has built up over a longer period of time than I maybe initially thought). A few other people have mentioned that this would be wise too. I started feeling like maybe I could go back but if I start thinking too much about what I need to do I start to feel panic set in again. I feel impending dread walking into my office at home for anything and even looking at my computer (though have kept an eye on school email). In the last three or four days, I've woken up in blind panic at the thought of going back and not knowing what to do for the best, sitting on the sofa in tears. I have y6 and upcoming SATs which is making me feel even worse and more worried. I genuinely don't know what to do next. Whether to go back to the doctor and see if he'll extend my sick leave or to go back to work. I don't know if I can cope going back full time - I don't think I can keep up with the pace to be fair. I'm worried that if I go back the cycle will just repeat itself. I can't see a light at the end of the tunnel. Do I try and go back on Monday or do I call the doctors?