If you are suffering from stress
The important thing to remember is that stress is an organisational problem, not an individual weakness. If you are suffering from work-related stress, your employer has a legal duty to tackle it. There is no stigma attached to asking for help.
As an ATL member, you also have access to a whole team of people who can help: the rep in your school or college, your branch secretary or regional official and ATL's member advisors, tel: 020 7930 6441, or via email.