A member of my family who has quite an high powered job has for the past four or five months had their work team of 100 or so reduced to 4 as the project they were working on was notionally completed. However, the workload went up considerably whilst the support they had reduced virtually to nil as they were the only ones left to sort out the many bugs found in the system. As a result they (the family member) became very anxious and stressed out. The continuing level of stress and lack of support has resulted in them going off sick suffering from severe anxiety based paranoia, which has taken the form of believing that their bosses are out to get them and will have them arrested for not doing a good job. I realise this sounds completely over the top, but this is what severe excess stress can do to an otherwise very capable person. So how to move forward and resolve the problem? If, for example, they had run up £1000s of debt, it could be paid off for them and normally would be restored. In this situation however, the only resolution is for them to be convinced that their bosses are not out to get them. One option is to resign and look for another job, but they are on 3 months notice. We hope to get them some cognitive based therapy via the NHS, but as usually, this may take weeks rather than days and may be ongoing for several months. Has anyone any experience of any sort of similar issue and how it was resolved. Any advice would be gratefully received.