Hi guys, the meeting went well. I'm going back to work next week, on a phased return - work have been really supportive throughout, which I realise is not always the case. I did take a union rep, (who is also a good friend) into the meeting with me, for some support, but I am lucky, i guess, to have such understanding employers.
Hope you are both ok - as hard as it is, excessive drinking is only going to fuel your feelings of depression and anxiety. I too have been there, especially during my late teens. Try and stay positive and strong. Take care x