Hello, I am 6 years into my career and I in September I started a new role at a new school. After having 6 wonderful years of teaching in 3 very different schools I decided to leave my last school in order to seek promotion. I am not an assistant head at a primary school. The problem is that I am really not happy at this school. I have thought about whether it is the role or the school and although I desperately miss having my own class and being a "teacher", I actually do not like the school and I am so unhappy. I have been to see my doctor on the advice of people around me as they noticed a change in me. I was told that I am depressed! I always thought this would never be me. I have always been a strong person who can deal with anything as I have had to deal with lots in my life. My doctor advised that I left my job as she could see that it was getting me ill (this was in October before half-term). I ignored her as I thought I could do it and I decided not to hand in my notice. I have always done well and I thought that this would be admitting defeat and that I should be able to cope with it all. Over the past few weeks I have been getting worse and there have been times where I have not wanted to go on with anything. I hate talking to my friends and I keep cancelling any plans to see anyone. I hardly sleep and I feel like I am about to start crying at the drop of a hat. The other week I just sat in my car unable to move or drive or get to work. I have been having anxiety attacks now and I am really confused. I have now realised that I need to leave and I should have listened to my doctor and 3 people close to me and handed in my notice. I am now going to have to leave at Easter. I am so worried about what this will look like on my CV? Leaving mid-year? I am also worried about finding work if I leave. I need the money and I have financial problems too so I sometimes think there is no point in doing anything as I can't get out of this situation and think I would be better off getting away from it all. I am tried of going in to a workplace where the head has no respect for any of her staff and where people are being attacked on a daily basis by children yet the head refuses to do anything about it. I don't want to be hurt at work. I get so anxious in the morning that I become sick. I have been off work on and off and I have had 7 days off and feel like I can't carry on. I need some help or advice. I am being taken back to the doctor tomorrow as members of my family are now worried which worries me. I think maybe I should leave the profession but I have actually loved it but I am so scared about what my future holds for me.