01-09-2019 07:40 PM
I'm new here so sorry if I've posted this in the wrong place! I really need some advice re depression and keeping my job? I've taken so many sick days before whenever I am in a bad place my work attendance is the first to go. I am really trying to kick the habit especially considering I just got a new job and I really need to keep this one. I have tried everything to identify the triggers and I know I'm more likely to call in sick if I feel too tired so I am prioritising self care and sleep but I'm nervous about my first week and I can feel myself already coming up with reasons not to go. Anyone else struggle with work attendance or has in the past? ANY advice would be really helpful!
01-09-2019 09:10 PM
01-09-2019 09:11 PM
@Anon112 I have been like this since teenager. Every morning I just want to stay in bed with depression. But I got through school,uni and work. I just force myself every day. There was a time I just couldn't go to work. But I had some support that I made it. May be talk to work to see if can get support.
01-09-2019 09:49 PM
I struggled with this too...Especially when i was a chef.
I'd literally have to force myself to go and then just take the day as it came.
I worried too much that I'd be letting everyone down by not attending.
There were a few days that i had to excuse myself and go have a cry in the toilets or I'd say i was too sick and needed to go home.
I believe in you ❤
Take it one day at a time and if it helps maybe tell a manager/boss about it and explain your situation.
02-09-2019 09:42 AM
hi @Bella_95 and welcome to you as well. I hope you find being here helpful. Please feel free to join in anywhere you like and create a thread for yourself so we can support you through your journey.
a little forum tip is to put an @before a members name just as ive done for you so that they get a notification that your talking to them
If you need urgent assistance, see Need help now
For mental health information, guidance and referrals, see the SANE Help Centre
SANE Forums is published by SANE Australia with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health
SANE Australia ABN 92006533606
PO Box 226 South Melbourne 3205 Australia