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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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Addicted to being sick

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    It's taken me a while to have the courage to write this... but I honestly think I am addicted to being sick. I don't know what to do about it. I don't do it because of food, I just do it because I want to be sick, I like the feeling of being empty and getting everything out my stomach.

    I'm sick at least twice a day normally after I've eaten, and I've started trying to be sick on an empty stomach too.

    I'm not quite sure what to do about it. I'm not even sure I want to do anything about it, but I know I should because it's so bad for my body. I've mentioned it to my mental health workers, but I haven't told them the full extent. And also they said to me unless I'm sick after every meal (I'm not) they aren't too worried.

    Any advice/similar experiences?
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    The voice of Nirvana says, "Come as you are"
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    Firstly, well done, some people don't realize how hard it is to talk about.
    Do you think it could be part of self harm?

    Although some people start that because of how they look, or over doing health and fitness, they say that it can be all about control. A lot of eating disorders can begin because they don't have or feel they have control over their own lives, controlling the intake of food (in and out) can give you satisfaction. -I think that can be addictive, feeling like you have some say over at least one thing in your life.

    I never made myself sick, well not like that anyway, I use to skip meals, I would go all day without drinking or eating until I got home around 4/ 5 o'clock, and just put up with the pain. I think I was happy to hurt myself and have something in my life no one else could interfere in.
    Once I dealt with my depression my eating improved, I think it was the feeling of getting back control in my life, getting to grips with my other issues were a massive help. xx
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