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I'll try and keep this short.. I've had anxiety all of my life pretty much but only seeked medical help and was diagnosed around 4/5 months a go.
Work is what affects me the most, I absolutely dread going in, I feel sick in the mornings and have regular panic attacks when the anxiety gets real bad.
Anyway, 4/5 months a go I took about 3 months off work when my anxiety was at its worse, I didn't want to get up in the mornings, I didn't leave the house and I hardly showered, I'd pretty much lost all hope.
Miraculously I found it again and finally had the courage (with some help from the doctor) to go back to work and have a phased return. I was petrified but I did it, I started on early shifts and just doing a couple hours in the mornings.
I did this for about 5/6 weeks and then suddenly my work place have a total change of heart and after being completely understanding for so long tell me I need to do my rota'd hours and these are like 40 hour weeks doing ridiculous days in a row whereas I've only been doing early mornings for 4 hours a day 3/4 times a week.
I'm absolutely petrified and after working so hard at getting better I do not want to go back to square one. I don't know what to do because I know I cannot do what they are asking of me, I can't even do late shifts it literally sends shivers down my spine even thinking about it. I've already called in sick the past two days I'm so scared that I'll lose my job.
Can anybody give me any help or advice? Anybody been in this situation before? I feel at such a loose end. Anybody knows about my rights at work regarding mental health?
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