Mental Health Support
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New to the forum....just saying hello

Hello,

I have to give the NHS credit for having this link on their website.

Having suffered on/off with anxiety and depression for last 10+ years, it's become almost my label when I meet new people or start a new role in my company. On the positive side I'm changing the view of mental health, and ensuring it's treated the same as any illness. Having had lots of counselling /mindfulness techniques to get me through those 'I can't even get out of bed today' moments, I can honestly say they helped!

It would be good to read the forum threads and gain further insight/tips, as well as give my tuppence/advice if that's ok?

Thanks

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Hey and welcome! I'm kind of new and kind of not. I used to post religiously on the Action on Depression forum, and the support I received there was incredible. I stopped for a couple of years and now I'm back here - having learned that the forum was replaced with this one. I also feel strongly about changing views. In my place of work there's such a stigma around people having time off for mental health reasons - it's not fair! I'm as entitled to support as Johnny round the corner with his bad back - and so is everyone else! Look forward to chatting to you more x

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Hi Lucy nice to see you back here. I must admit I rarely answer now as I found that the number of transient people was too overwhelming for me.

I did Post with a Family issue a few weeks ago and I got great support, so I will try and get back.

I had surgery on my foot 2 months ago and was totally laid up for 6 weeks and even now I'm still using one crutch. So staying in my apartment for 6 weeks really played hell with my mood. Lol.

Hope your kids are well Lucy.

Hannah

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Hi Sunshine

I'm quite new here myself and am just getting the feel of the place. It seems like a really good place with lots of nice supportive people so welcome 😀

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Hi Sunshine,

Welcome! I'm a bit off and on here - depending on whether I feel OK or not. Ive got many good tips from here (and I hope I given some too!).

I find this forum is excellent - you will always find someone who is going through what you are - or worse.

Sue

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Wow just some great responses - shows how well the site works from newbies to oldies. Relationships here are so helpful and supportive. I hope you find it useful.

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Hi Sunshine10122, welcome to the forum. It is great to hear that various techniques and therapy has helped you. Please do read the forum threads and post on the forum. Best wishes.

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