As a teaching assistant in school I always put the needs of others over myself and I would go as far as to say this is expected of me. Sometimes I feel invisible. For example, in recent days I know teachers have been having lengthy discussions amongst themselves around returning to school but TAs haven’t been included at all. However as always, we will be expected to pick up any slack at a moments notice when we do return, without any preparation time.. This lack of control over your working environment can be very demanding on your mental health and I would appreciate some strategies for coping with this.