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Topic: Anxiety / new job fear

3 posts, 0 answered
  1. LouieJJ
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    1 posts
    11 July 2020

    Hi all,

    I apologise for putting this relatively minor issue on here, but I have no one to speak to.

    I’m 35, live alone and suffer with Aspergers, anxiety, Dysthymia, depression, and ptsd.

    I haven’t worked in 3 months, and prior to that I was working full time (up to 55 hours a week) and had multiple breakdowns.

    yesterday my DES told me I had a new job as a petrol station attendant at 15 hours per week. I am grateful for the chance but I’m absolutely petrified of going outside again. I’ve been so anxious to leave the house these past few months, plus my own personal issues.

    I have no spare emotional or mental energy just by surviving at this stage. I’m worried how I will react, and if I’ll have anxiety attacks at this new job and how I will cope physically (due to chronic pain).

    thanks for reading.

  2. Sophie_M
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    3423 posts
    11 July 2020 in reply to LouieJJ
    Hey LouieJJ,

    Welcome to the forums, we are so glad that you've taken a big step in sharing your thoughts and feelings here with our wonderful community. We're so sorry to hear that you're feeling anxious and worried about your new job, but please know that you've come to safe, non-judgemental space to talk things through and our community is here to offer as much support, advice and conversation as you need.

    If you feel up to it, we'd also encourage you to reach out to our Beyond Blue Support Service, which is available 24/7 by phone on 1300 22 4636 or on Webchat 3pm-12am AEST on our website: www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport. One of our friendly counsellors will be able to talk through these feelings with you and can offer support and advice to help you through this.

    You are not alone here, and we hope that you keep us updated on how you're going whenever you feel ready.

  3. jess334
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    15 July 2020 in reply to LouieJJ
    Hi LouieJJ,

    Welcome to the forums.

    I' sorry your having a hard tine at the moment. Please don't apologise for posting, any issue that is upsetting you is enough to post about. And it sounds like you are really struggling.

    Do you have a mental health professional supporting you? Have you worked through any strategies that might help you leave the house?

    Please let us know how you go.

    Kind thoughts, Jess

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