Morning everyone, Another night of worry and insomnia and I just feel like I need some advice. I started a part-time maternity cover contract earlier on this year and had to be signed off sick due to depression and anxiety as I had a major break down and couldn’t stop crying for days at the school or at home. I have now been signed off by my GP (it has been 2 months) put under medication and therapy. The school also referred me to Occupational Health who were extremely useful and understanding of my situation. I have been going through hell for the last couple of months, leaving my house was impossible until a few weeks ago. I am now starting to feel a little bit better in myself and able to do more “normal daily life” things like cleaning, grocery shopping if accompanied etc, but I have recently starting to notice that a massive trigger of my anxiety are teenagers/school related, to the point that I get painful physical symptoms just from the sight of a child or school. This has forced me to realise that my anxiety and depression is very linked to the school and my job and even though it is a very difficult decision to make, I am now considering resigning from my job as I am struggling more and more to see the possibility of a healthy return in teaching in the future for me. I was such a happy person before I got into teaching and it hurts so much to see this recluse person I have become. I am aware of the different notice periods that apply to Teaching contract but my contract does not mention anything about it in the “Notice” section. What my contract says is: “Your notice should be given in writing to the HT. If for some urgent reason it is necessary for the contract to be terminated before its stipulated terms, the employment will be terminable by the giving of one week’s notice on either side, subject to the employer giving at least 1 week’s notice for each year of continuous employment.” Would it be possible to get some advice on what I should be doing if I decide to go ahead with my resignation? Any help would really be appreciated. Thank you.