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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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Avoiding Friends...

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    I really didn't want to post this on here, but I can't tell the teacher I talk to about it I don't think...

    But for the past few weeks I've been avoiding my friends, in the easter holidays I went out twice (in the 2 and a half weeks off) with my friends, once to go see a film with one of my closest friends and the second time as I had to do something for my town I promised ages ago, so saw some friends then.
    We've been back at school for a week, 2 days doing prep for some stupid exam, then the others just normal lessons, I've been acting all chirpy and talkative so my friends would leave me alone about being abit down.

    But now I'm just trying to avoid them all together, I've spent lunch indoors doing school work, away from them. Blown off going to meals, going out on the weekend, just seeing them all together... I don't know why, I don't want to avoid them, but I just want to spend time alone and be with nobody....

    Sorry... just a rant really x

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    We all want some alone time. But if you continue to treat your friends like this why may not be there when u decide you want to hang out with them again. Maybe you should inform them u feel a bit down and want times to yourself to asure them your not tryin to push them away


    • #3
      I know everyone wants alone time, but I don't want them to know how I'm feeling... Stupid I know, just a couple of them blab me off to the teacher and I just don't want them talking to her about me behind my back.
      I don't think they're seeing it as me pushing them away, I claim I've got coursework to finish off (no lie) or I need to talk to my tutor... Just feel like i need to be alone.


      • #4
        When I've been through bad patches I found I got into a cycle of something like avoid people, feel worse, avoid people more. It might feel like a massive effort to socialise, but generally it will make you feel better to be with other people, talk about normal things, and just feel more normal. Alone time is good but too much will probably make you feel worse.
        It's the fruit that makes it fruity, it's the juice that makes it juicy, it's the funk that makes it funky, it's the junk that makes the junkie


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