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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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    Hi everyone,

    With mental health awareness day yesterday, I have come together to share what self-care and coping techniques I have found helpful. Hopefully this can give people new ideas of things to try to be able to help them. Please share things which you find help you below.

    ​One of the main things which helps me cope when I am struggling or having a bad day is to get outside and do something, this could just be going for a walk by myself or doing some form of exercise. This then gives me time to think through things and also helps me not feel as trapped, I find that the fresh air especially this time of year when it is cold also just helps you feel more relaxed.

    ​Finding something good to watch on TV giving yourself some time for you to watch something you want to watch, maybe catch up on that TV series you have be meaning to do for ages or find a fascinating documentary whatever takes your pick.

    ​With the captivation which social media has on our lives maybe itís time to clear out our social media and get rid of all the negativity, this can just be muting things you don't have to delete them. Maybe unplug from the social media for a day, this changes everything and actual when itís gone you realise you don't actual miss it that much.

    ​Look after yourselves
    Charly

    Last edited by Charlotte; 11-10-2017, 02:50 PM.

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    Hey Charlotte

    I love your tip on unplugging from social media! Sometimes social media causes more bad than good, I will definitely be shutting off my phone next time I'm feeling overwhelmed! Thanks for that

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      Slow down would be a good one for me! I'm always rushing around, and i could do with a cosy night wrapped up and watching some tv.. might actually give it a go tonight!
      'My worst days in recovery are better than the best days in relapse.' - Kate Le Page

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        I go out for a walk, even if it's just around the block... It's amazing how some fresh air & time alone gets you thinking about things! Fresh air = fresh perspectives
        Treat yourself as you would treat a good friend

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