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Should I tell my bosses?

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fairydustandpixies Wed 03-Aug-16 19:07:12

Almost finished a long thread but it's vanished. Has anyone told their employers about their depression and anxiety? I was signed off work a month ago but still go in as I don't get sick pay. They have no idea (?) but I think they should know? It's a small company with just five of us and the director's have no experience of mental health illnesses. I'd rear appreciate any advice x

Bellyrub1980 Wed 03-Aug-16 19:13:46

I was very very reluctant to tell mine as I was too embarrassed.

In the end I had 2 weeks off and when I phoned in I was basically incoherent with sobbing so it was obvious something was up. I ended up telling my boss and she was lovely. I'm back now and everyone at work knows (team of about 12 people) and it turns out a few people are also on meds. We now talk about it quite openly which has been great in helping me to recover in general.

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