19. Photography student. Living in Kent.
am I entitled to sick leave because of my mental health issues, even for a part time job?
I really don’t want to lose my job but I want to get better, and if I lose my job i’ll then also be worrying about money as well as uni, my dad etc.
I am in desperate need for some advice.
Basically i’ve just got back to Kent after being at home in Brighton for 8 days, and this morning I had work but I ended up just breaking down crying (not sure if this is due to anxiety). So I went to work and had a chat with the chef and explained about my dads cancer and she understood etc. and she sent me home.
I’m not sure if I was happier at home and here I feel negative due to my anxiety/panic attacks which is causing me to feel really down, or whatever. Elliott says I can go home for a month or something and maybe that will help cause i’ll be closer to my dad and surrounded by family, but then what the hell do I do about work and university and CBT.
I really don’t know what to do, but I have a CBT appointment on Monday so that may help? and then I’m seeing my uni tutor and counsellor on Wednesday to discuss my course so maybe it will get better from then onwards. And maybe this Citalopram will kick in sometime soon.
congrats on your anxiety-free day! i hope things are still generally looking up for you :) Choosing to stick out the rest of the year of your degree is a great decision, if a hard one, so well done for that. I did the same thing and now a few years later, I'm actually starting a completely diff. degree and have never been happier. This isn't to say you should do the same. Just, when you get a tough day, I want you to know that it will get better x
aww thanks a lot! :) yeah I think i’m gradually getting better, unfortunately Citalopram is one of the main factors that is helping - but I do start CBT next week so I who knows!
I’m glad you’re doing okay :) I am going to at least stick with this year and get an HND out of it and decided in May whether I want to do the final year or not :)
how long have you and elliot been together?
3 years and 3 months :)