Hi, I'm a chemistry teacher working in the UK and feel like I am on the verge of meltdown. I am a part-time member of staff being expected to run a department on my own, and additionally other members of staff even joke to me now that I'm running the entire science faculty with the amount of work I do. I regularly work 70-80 hour weeks and when I get home all I want to do is sleep. Even eating takes a back seat and I only seem to get a chance during my commute to and from work. Right now, I am struggling to keep going. My main social interaction is with the kids I work with and it's nigh on embarrassing to say but sometimes they are the people that keep me going. Is there anyone out there with any advice or who could lend an ear just to chat and interact with on an adult level? I feel i need to break what could be a fatal loop sooner rather than later.