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Post of The Month (August)

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

"my recent post and a comment from another user has made me realise that self care is so important.

I wanted to start a thread in the Health and Wellbeing section of the boards about self care.

Self care is provided by you, for you

I know a lot of us are struggling at the moment with different aspects of our own lives, and sometimes we get so lost in these we forget to take time for ourselves. This tread is, a Reminder to you to take time out for yourself during the difficult times.

down in the comments I would really love for people to share ideas and tips about self- care. to remind ourselves and others in the community.

My way of self care when i recognise ( or someone recognises i have neglected myself) is:

Take a walk and admire whats around me ( take as long as needed)
treat myself to a bath with a bathbomb and bubbles ( bubbles are important)
make a hot drink and just sit down with a film.

Please feel free to share your ideas!

The Mix have a guide to self-care which you can find here."
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Consequences of not going full time education?

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  • Consequences of not going full time education?

    Does anyone know what the consequences are if I don't go to college? I'm currently looking into doing my GCSEs there alone and if I can't I'm just thinking of just canceling this current course I'm going to start and doing one next year. either way if I can do my GCSEs its not as many hours as they want you to do so I'll still lose my child tax credit which my mum doesn't mind, but is there anything worse that could happen?
    ""You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. staying yourself is part of the battle."
    ~ Julian Seifter

    -L A N E

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    Hey Lane,

    So I started college this year, but I really wasn't ready for it and soon dropped out. Going back this September, hopefully!

    Nothing ever happened to me really. I have to pay more for glasses and my prescription and dental stuff (the stuff you normally have discounted or free if youre in employment or full time education) but that's about it really. So if you do have any medical problems, that's something to think about.

    Another thing I'm concerned about myself is the gap in the timeline on your CV, I've done nothing for a year so that'll look bad to employers. It might be better for you because you're still doing GCSEs, but I haven't got a clue.

    Sorry I couldn't be much help, anyway good luck with whatever you do Lane!
    "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so"- Hamlet


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      Thanks Aidan! I'm thinking of doing my GCSEs online and still doing my volunteer work at the same time, I just wanted to make sure there was no like fines or anything
      ""You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. staying yourself is part of the battle."
      ~ Julian Seifter

      -L A N E


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