Hi. So I’m in my 3rd year of uni but now that it is the summer I need to find a job. I usually work part-time throughout the summer while I’m not at uni but I’m dreading it so much. Starting a new job is not just scary for me, but so overwhelming and I get panic attacks.
I have never been paid well despite being in my 20s and doing a degree. My parents / family have always put so much pressure on me to always be ‘doing something’ and working. I am so depressed at the moment and my mental health is so unpredictable that I don’t think I could sustain a job. I have never had a full time job as even part time is exhausting / overwhelming for me at times. I want to move out of my parents but I have no money and the only way is to get a job but I don’t want to receive minimum wage like I always do.
Working just puts so much fear into me. Even when someone mentions it I feel a panic attack coming on. I’ve had negative experiences in the workplace and I just want something where I don’t have to deal with people and employers that treat me fairly and don’t put pressure on me because I am so unstable and with my mental health issues I can’t deal well with stress and lots of things going on at the same time. I’m bad at multitasking and can’t focus.
I’m just wondering if there’s any help I can get or any way to be able to actually live and earn money when you have very bad mental health?