HI there, So i have been off work for about 3 weeks, it is not the Easter holidays and technically signed off til tomorrow which will be end of 4th week. I have an occupational health appointment coming up. I don't feel i am anywhere near ready to return and not sure if i will be by end of year..but I want to try to return at some point. I know i get 6 months full pay and 6 months half pay. What can I expect from Occ' Health? Will they be supportive of my issues, what should I tell them, what shouldn't I tell them? I'm under the view that I need to tell them everything I have gone through over the years and also most recently at work, so they can get a real picture of where I am. I know looking at me and talking to me I may seem ok...last time I went to the doctor he said I seemed better, but after talking to Talking Therapies they diagnosed me with having moderate to severe depression and similar with anxiety after answering the questionnaires they use. I've not yet started any counselling and my meds haven't kicked in properly yet. I feel that I need to try and work through some of the issues I have and get over some of the trauma I have experienced. The best way to describe things are that a number of weeks ago my glass totally smashed due to years of traumatic and stressful personal issues that were totally compounded by some extremely stressful work situations and environments....my glass is slowly being put back together but I am finding that it gets full very quickly and it doesn't take much for it to spill over. I want to be in a position where I feel able to deal with the work I do...I work with EBD and SEND with a very tricky cohort and am in no way able to cope with the demands of it at the moment. I am considering leaving my role to totally start again (jury is still out on that at the moment) but am trying to weigh up pros and cons of it all. I have been thinking if I do decide to leave, when should I hand my notice in? This is up for deliberation as I don't want to leave my school high and dry by resigning and not leaving them time to find a replacement, but I also need to think about what is best for me financially and mentally. My husband thinks I should stay off for the rest of the academic year and hand my notice in at the end of term securing a pay check at the end of August. He feels they have treated me disgracefully and have nothing to lose. I am not sure if I feel comfortable doing this as it would really shoot them in the foot and looks quite bad. Any advice/opinions much appreciated.