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Post of The Month

Esme17 is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Hey. Hope you are doing okay?

I completely understand what you mean about feeling low mainly at night. like you said, It is probably because you have nothing else you need to be doing then and so have more time to think. Is there anything you could do that makes you feel slightly happier during this time (watch a film, read etc..)?

Do you know what is making you feel this way? I know you mentioned losing your nan which must have been really hard for you and Iím very sorry to hear that!

Iím not too sure what would be best for you to do in the situation but i would say it would be best to speak to someone like your gp because they could tell you for sure if it does need looking into more and even if it didnít, it would put your mind at rest a bit? I know how hard it can be seeing someone though so just make sure you do what feels right for you.

Remember you can also always come to the board to get support and to chats as well.

Let us know how things go? Iím sorry if this didnít help at all, I think I rambled a bit but I tried...

Esme x"
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Support Circles on Sundays

We're going to be running support circles once a month on a Sunday! At the moment they run on Tuesdays, but for one of those Tuesdays, each month they will be running on a Sunday instead.

This next Sunday support circle will be on the 17th of December. If you'd like to come along, feel free to sign-up closer to the time (when we post the thread for it).
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Get involved - World Mental Health Day

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    Hello all,

    This Tuesday is world mental health day so i thought i would start this thread by asking one question.....What would you say to someone struggling to talk about their mental health?

    Would love to hear what you all got to say, come on get involved and share your views

    Just someone changing to who they really are. Jessica, now Jacob, been a big step but im sure it will be an exciting journey.

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    I would say to print out an ice breaker that you can show friends or your GP to start talking about your mental health problems and worries.


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      Falling at a hurdle is okay, if you always get up and face the next one.

      Some day, none of us will matter at all and no one will know who we even were; so live like no one's watching
      Last edited by Aidan; 09-10-2017, 05:53 PM.
      Tough times never last, but tough people do


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        Great answers! Aidan turbulentsky

        ​I would say, just go for it. Yes of course you will be anxious but just know that you aren't the only one and there are people who love and care about you waiting to listen and if those people don't understand then turn to a charity like MIND or The Samaritans, they are sat waiting for your call, text or email.
        Last edited by Jacob101; 09-10-2017, 06:20 PM.
        Just someone changing to who they really are. Jessica, now Jacob, been a big step but im sure it will be an exciting journey.


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          Some of the best things come when you step outside your comfort zone.


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            When I know I'm going to struggle having a difficult/embarrassing conversation, I always almost pre-warn the person, I'll maybe message them saying 'need to talk to you about something later' - when I've done this, they are more likely to probe for what I wanted to talk about... And I'm less likely to chicken out of saying what I need to get off my chest!
            Treat yourself as you would treat a good friend


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              i would say that there are others ways of communicating whats going on instead of talking, such as writing or drawing, this is how i express a lot of my emotions.
              'My worst days in recovery are better than the best days in relapse.' - Kate Le Page


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                Mike Aife you proud of me?
                Just someone changing to who they really are. Jessica, now Jacob, been a big step but im sure it will be an exciting journey.


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                  Enjoyed reading the responses.
                  Good job Jess 👍


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