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Support Circles on Sundays

Hey everyone,

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 26 November. If you'd like to come along, (sign up by completing the form here )
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Chatwee Update

Update - There's been some technical difficulties launching Chatwee onto our website so we will not be moving to Chatwee on Thursday.

As soon as we fix this issue, we'll announce another date for launching. We're really sorry for the delay in Chatwee, thanks so much for your patience.
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Post of The Month (September)

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

"Hey Shaunie,

​I care. I really relate to what you have been experiencing with the house falling apart, and things not getting fixed due to general shame of the state of the house and not knowing where to begin fixing things or who to contact (you don't want to come across rogue tradesmen). Not even having adequate heating and hot water. And clutter. Everywhere. It's horrible to live in such circumstances, I know. It's hard as well when you see everyone else living a 'normal' life and yet being unable to talk about your situation."
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    So my dad's girlfriend keeps overdosing and when she has a temper she's quite violent. I have a little brother that's aged 11. We are both affected as well as my dad. Where should I go to seek help?

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    Hey Burrellieee welcome to the boards, it's great to have you here. I'm really sorry to hear about what's going on at home. This sounds like a really difficult and overwhelming situation to be in. You're incredibly brave for opening up about what's going on and looking for more information and support.

    There's some amazing support services out there that can help you so you're not alone. I've listed a few below:

    Childline - help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are there to support you. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to them by calling 0800 1111, by email or through their 1-2-1 counsellor chat.

    SupportLine - have a helpline that you can call on 01708 765200 for confidential emotional support about anything.

    If you ever feel like you, your brother or another person are in immediate danger, call 999.

    You mentioned that you and you're brother are affected by what's going on with your dad's girlfriend and he is too. Have you spoken to your dad or anyone else about what's going on?

    - Aife

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