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Work is getting too much

Tillyw14 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
edited June 2023 in Work and employment
I’m really struggling with work at the mo! I’m  afraid I’m getting no support . I’ve been a teacher for 30years . I have a mild cerebral palsy and as a result I am often exhausted ! I also had a cancer scare last year and major surgery . I’ve always been a  dedicated  teacher and  have had a real passion for my job . However with more surgery pending , I’m struggling to face going into work it’s getting too much and I feel as if I’m being bullied out! 
Sorry for the doom and gloom . 


  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 23,311 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Tillyw14 Welcome to the Community. I am sorry you are having a difficult time at work. Have you spoken to HR or your Union regarding what is going on? They should be able to help you. We are here to help and support you where we can. Have a look around and join in with us. It might help to take your mind off work. You will be having the school holidays soon perhaps this could help you consider your options. Take care. 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2023
    I'm so sorry to hear this @Tillyw14, it all sounds very overwhelming. Can I ask if you've discussed any reasonable adjustments with the school? 

    How is ongoing support for your CP going generally? I have CP, and my physio often explains that when something is 'off', be it physical or mental, this can have a real impact on the tightness of muscles and levels of fatigue. 

    Both Citizens Advice and ACAS have excellent guides on reasonable adjustments and disability discrimination at work, so I'd encourage you to have a read if it helps.

    I've just moved your post over into our Work and Employment category and edited the title, I hope that's okay. I'd be interested in knowing what you teach as well? :) 
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