I'm new to this website and am wondering what others think. I am 20 years old and will be attending placement in a primary school full time for the whole of next year. As this is part of my university degree, I am worried that my illness will have a detrimental effect. I have taken a lot of time off university itself, but I cannot wake up most days and decide that I can't attend my placement when it is a fantastic opportunity that I will not get again.
I'm really worried about it as there's been a few messages about if we have problems with the staff, pupils etc that we have someone to talk to, but there's been absolutely no mention of any mental health support available to us during this stressful time. It will be my first time teaching full-time.
I've only been on my antidepressant medication for 23 days, despite having the illness for a number of years, so I am truly hoping I have improved by August 2016.
Thanks for taking the time to read my ramble,