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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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I keep thinking people are talking about me

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  • I keep thinking people are talking about me

    Im in high School and every time i get something wrong everyone starts making a big deal out of it then when they start saying things that I'm dumb and that they are smarter than me so when i ignore them i hear voices in my head telling me I'm thick and a looser and I'm stupid and I always feel that people are talking about me behind my back that they actually hate me. I'm too scared to tell my mum and dad about this and im not sure what to do now.

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    Honestly, try speak to someone about it, and let the teacher know whats happening. Sometimes when things play over in our heads it's hard to shake off. Nobody's perfect and we all make mistakes and get things wrong sometimes, the main thing is you're answering, who cares if its wrong? That just means you're learning! When we hear things so often we start to believe them, but it's all just lies! Please don't listen to them, I'm sure if you speak to your parents then can assure you it's not true, and they can help you

    also, welcome to the boards!
    'My worst days in recovery are better than the best days in relapse.' - Kate Le Page


    • #3

      I'm 14, so also in high school. I know exactly how you feel. Honestly, you should try to talk to someone about it. That person could be anyone that you trust - like a teacher or school assistant. Any adult you trust.

      High school is hard work.

      - Eleanor.

      P.S. As bubbles said, welcome to the boards, it's great to have you here!
      "Truely independent person who doesn't do quotes, just dates".. (29.04.17)


      • #4
        Thank you both! I'll try and talk to my head of year to move classes so I'm not with the ones that pick on me 😁


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          Absolutely do that, you shouldn't have to put up with that crap at the place where you spend a high percentage of your time! Hope they sort it out.
          "Truely independent person who doesn't do quotes, just dates".. (29.04.17)


          • #6
            Hey there,

            Iím sorry to hear that you are feeling this way! You most certainly are not dumb or thick, itís totally normal to be hard on yourself! High school unfortunately can be a tough experience and everybody faces challenges along the way!

            If you feel like you want to talk to someone more about your experiences, you can reach out to Get Connected, which is a free, confidential helpline service that supports young people with their problems. Their number is 0808 808 4994.

            Alternatively, The Mix offers a range of articles that deal with issues with classmates and bullying like this one: . Here is a list of support lines/helplines mentioned in the article that can be contacted if you want to explain your situation in more detail:

            • BullyingUK offers advice and support to victims of bullying. Call on 0808 800 2222.
            • Anyone can contact the Samaritans on their 24-hour helpline to talk things through. 116 123
            • Supportline offers confidential emotional support for a range of problems by email, phone and post.
            Hope this helped!

            Vidhya @The Mix


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