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Re: Work Anxiety :(

Hey @mspaceK 

 

It sounds like you have a good understanding of what you need to feel better about work. I think it would be great if you had some support to tackle the work anxiety so you can make the steps you'd like to make. I did some research and all teachers working for the department of education are eligible to phone counselling through the employee assistance program (and further support/face to face support if need be). If you think this could be helpful they will do a quick intake with you over the phone and then you'll be able to have counselling over the phone straight away! They are also a 24/7 service which is good to know. They're number is 1300 361 008 and you can read more about EAP (employee assistance program) here

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Re: Work Anxiety :(

I'm not sure I fully understand how it works @Bre-RO even after reading it. Is it just people I can talk to over the phone about working? 

 

 

Re: Work Anxiety :(

Hey @mspaceK., 

I looked into the service that Bre mentioned above and from what I found, EAP is a telephone counselling service that the Department of Education pay for. You can talk about most things with this service - like you would with most counsellors - but they also specialise in counselling people on work related issues. For example, they might give you support or advice on managing work related stress, or adjusting to changes in the workplace. 

I've included a link to their about page here so you can check them out further is you like Smiley Happy


Re: Work Anxiety :(

Thanks for the link @Andrea-RO . I think I'm going to focus on talking to my psychologist tomorrow about this and my kidshelpline counselor on Sunday. Hopefully I can become more confident in my work place role and earn a stable income without the intense anxiety accompanying it. I'm not sure what other job I would be better suited to. I can't really see myself doing anything else. I don't know what i could do. 

 

Tonight I am also having another night where i am really frustrated with my house mate because of the house mess issue. She just doesn't clean up after herself and leave the environment clean to an acceptable standard for me. I can't live with her anymore. I've made plans to move out but it won't be practical until early next year so I have to wait. Plus i can't move out until I get over this work anxiety issue and know that i can support myself without any money issues. It's all very stressful. 

Re: Work Anxiety :(

Hey @mspaceK 

 

Apologies if I didn't clearly explain how the service works, as Andrea said it's basically a phone counselling service where you can discuss personal and professional matters that are causing you distress. It's just another tool you can use if you ever need Smiley Happy 

 

I hope your appointment goes well with your psychologist Heart I trust that you will get to the bottom of this with the help of your support network. 

 

It must be really frustrating for you living in that kind of environment. I know I've been in your shoes and it can really start to wear you down after awhile. What have you been doing to manage the situation up until this point? I hope you can find a way to get through the next couple of months before you can move Heart 

Re: Work Anxiety :(

Hii @mspaceK , just catching up on your thread. How did your session with your psychologist go? Did it help enlighten you on how to cope with your work anxiety? You also said you're not sure what other job you would be better suited to and can't see yourself doing anything else. What aspects of being a substitute teacher interests you? Maybe we can help suggest other similar employment Smiley Very Happy

 

Housemates definitely can be difficult to live with especially if they have different lifestyles to you. I used to live in a flat with random students who would temporarily live there for a few months and then leave, so definitely understand when people don't clean up after themselves, especially in the shower, bathroom, and kitchen. Do you know your housemate(s) well? Have you ever tried talking to them about their cleanliness habits? I hope your home situation becomes better or at least tolerable before you can finally move out!