Going to work

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I get so low, going to work compresses it. I was on incapacity a few years ago but they threw me off it. I have to go to work or u cant pay bills and look after my family. I have to drag myself there every day to do the same meaningless stuff. I often cry during my breaks. I think I'm actually in hell

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    Are you on meds or receiving counselling?

    Lil

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    Dont depend on work to give your life meaning. Find one meanjngful thing to do . With money you can make things happen. If your job was meaningless nobody woul pay you. Focus on the big picture
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    I've had counselling many times, I take citalopram, the doctor is useless, I once asked to see a psychiatrist as cbt was no good for me, he just said refer yourself to cbt and they'll refer u higher if u need it. They said it's up to your doctor to do that.
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      How it works in the uk is you can't receive CBT and see a psych at the same time.

      You do have to refer yourself for CBT but if your therapist and yourself does not think it is doing you any good the therapist writes to your go that's when you are referred to see a mental health professional

      Lil

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      Hi I emphasise with you as I was in the same situation with my last job.  It was in a contact centre for the DWP and all day I sat with a headset on and took benefit claims reading it from the computer.  There were lots of targets and it was so awful and stressful my depression came back full force and I have never fully recovered since.  Fortunately I am on private pensions now and don't have to work. 

      The only answer is to either find yourself a new job if you can,  or to see your doctor and try and get a sick note.   Are you in a union?  Does your employer know about your illness?   If so they have a duty of care towards you under the Health and Safety at Work Act.  This is of course if you have been there at least 2 years.   They need to be putting 'reasonable adjustments' in place to help you ie extra breaks,  extra sick leave,  moving you to a different job etc.  Bear in mind though that these are all subject to 'business needs'.  They should also refer you to occupational health to ask for their opinion but they don't have to take it.  

      It's an awful situation to be in and I emphasise with you.  Oh also have a look at the Govt. site,  Just put this in and it will come up.  x

       

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