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    • Piscean1991
    • By Piscean1991 19th Apr 17, 12:17 PM
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    Health Questions?
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    • 19th Apr 17, 12:17 PM
    Health Questions? 19th Apr 17 at 12:17 PM
    I've accepted a job and was asked to fill out a health questionnaire to confirm my fitness to teach.

    I was diagnosed with depression 10 years ago (as a teenager) but have had no problems since. I've been honest about this on the questionnaire. But I'm now worried this might have consequences?

    Clearly there's nothing I can do now that I've submitted it and I sort of think that if a bit of depression 10 years ago when I was in the process of being taken into care is a problem, then that says more about them than it does me but it has been worrying me a little.

    Am I overthinking this or have other people had experiences (positive and negative) with this?
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    • elsien
    • By elsien 19th Apr 17, 12:22 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 12:22 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 12:22 PM
    The purpose of the questionnaire is to assess current health needs, any impact it may have on the job, and any adjustments that may be necessary.

    I stepped down from job once due to depression. The same company gave me a similar role back again several years later because the situation had changed and the factors that made me ill were no longer relevant.
    Unless it's a particularly stupid employer, I can't see it having any impact on your job offe now.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • sangie595
    • By sangie595 19th Apr 17, 12:37 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 12:37 PM
    I can see no reason at all why this would influence any decisions about your suitability. I wouldn't worry about it.
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