Jo999. Thank you for joining us and welcome to the forums. We are so glad that
you decided to reach out, this is often a very difficult first step, and we all
commend you on taking it.
like you've had a very difficult and unfair workplace experience, and I am so
sorry that such a workplace has bullied you and treated you this way, this is
not okay. I want you to know that your feelings and distress are valid given
your circumstance. I'm glad to hear that you want to be productive by working,
so hopefully, we have can give you some support for your anxiety so you can continue
to do so. But please keep in mind that no workplace should be treating you the
way your current employer is.
you to know that anxiety is a normal thing to experience, it is part of what
makes us human, but sometimes it is difficult to manage. I was wondering if you
get anxiety every time you leave the house, or just when you're on your way to
work? I ask this because sometimes our
anxiety can be generalised (meaning we have it all the time, even when it
shouldn’t be there) or it can be specific (for example, you only have anxiety
when leaving the house for work, or being at work).
negative thoughts are a symptom of anxiety and can be very distressing and
often when we distract ourselves it doesn’t work because it is not effectively
dealing with anxiety. How long have you been experiencing these repetitive
negative thoughts? There are lots of methods to help manage anxiety, but it's
important to have a good understanding of what's happening for you, so the
right method can be used.
I hope to
hear back from you, so we can provide you with support. We are all here for