independence

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    Growing Up and Independence

    As many of you with depression will know all too well, the feeling that everything you do in life will go wrong is a daily one. You constantly feel like you’re going to fail in everything that you do and quite a lot of the time you do tend to fail. Ever since I was about 14 (not long after I...
  2. Prairie Sky

    Considering Full-Time Work

    Since I left school (I quit college after one semester) I have worked part-time jobs, first living with family and then boarding with a couple from my church. I really long for the independence of living alone, but though I have a sizeable amount saved up for a down payment, my income isn't...
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    Flintshire

    Flintshire Advocacy Services North Wales 1 The Podium, Ambrose Lloyd Centre, New Street, Mold, Flintshire CH7 1NP 01352 759332 Advocacy@ASNEW.org.uk The advocacy service is structurally independent from statutory organisations. The service is designed and operates in a way which is free...
  4. Maya J

    How to get away from toxic family

    This is a bit of a rant and a cry for help, I've been realizing how unhealthy my immediate family has been to me, and how hard it has been to leave them, and how horrible it is to still be dependent on them. I'm getting too old for that now. I've been telling them how I feel, but there's only so...
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    Bath and North East Somerset

    Bath and North East Somerset Second Step 0117 909 6630 admin@second-step.co.uk The team at Second Step is made up of people with a shared desire and determination to deliver recovery and wellbeing opportunities for people with mental health problems to enable them to achieve their hopes and...
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    Employment / anxiety

    I suffer from severe anxiety and hate to be around other people. This along with other issues has made it impossible for me to have a normal job. Anyone have experience of this and can you suggest what jobs I could do? I know that some people will say 'you need therapy so you can get a normal...
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    West Sussex

    Chichester, Worthing, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton West Sussex Horizons Worthing area - 01903 239758 Chichester area - 01243 538878 Bognor area - 01243 840933 Our service caters for the needs of individuals recovering from, or living with mental illness. We aim to provide accommodation...
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    Gloucestershire

    South Gloucestershire Second Step 0117 909 6630 admin@second-step.co.uk The team at Second Step is made up of people with a shared desire and determination to deliver recovery and wellbeing opportunities for people with mental health problems to enable them to achieve their hopes and...
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    North Yorkshire

    Northallerton Mental Health Support 2 The Link Crosby Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1DG 01609 780758 Drop in Drop In at Centrepoint is open each Monday and Wednesday from 9.30am to 12.30pm and on alternate Sundays from 10.30am to 2.30pm. Day support services MHS Day Centres...
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    City of Edinburgh

    Edinburgh Crisis Skylight 0131 209 7700 edinburgh@crisis.org.uk. Crisis Skylight Edinburgh works with single people who are homeless and vulnerably housed. We offer structured 12-week courses, taster sessions and one-to-one support to help people learn, develop skills and improve their...
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    Autism, Depression and Independence

    Insomnia is commonly defined as the inability to sleep or the inability to stay sleeping. I don’ think I’m an insomniac if I’m honest, the same way I was never conferrable saying I had depression. I think if anything I’m just troubled, I have issues, or to you the French term, I’m a little...
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    Agoraphobia - small steps to regain my health and independence

    I've not posted for a while. Just thought I'd stop by and post something positive :) Since last Monday, I have cut out caffeine completely as I was a huge tea monkey and the my caffeine intake was impacting on my anxiety levels. I also cut meat / animal products out of my diet. Something that...
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    Any one with group home advice or experiences ?

    My Daughter is a lot better now and has decided to go into a group home which i would agree will give her more independence, has anyone ever been in one or knew someone who has, any experiences of what it is like ? good or bad, just a general idea. Thanks in advance
  14. Lovely

    Disibility Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payment.

    Hi, I am new to this! I am diagnosed with psychosis. I receive Employment Support Allowance (ESA), the highest rate of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), and the lowest mobility rate. Do you think my intent for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will suffice? Has anyone been awarded PIP? Has...
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    Personal Independence Payments: a failing system is trapping disabled people without benefits

    Personal Independence Payments: a failing system is trapping disabled people without benefits Paul Richardson* has just got off the phone with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It was another phone call trying to check on the progress of his daughter Jennifer’s application for the new...
  16. SelfShell

    Workshy

    I seem to have developed a phobia of getting a job. I force myself to apply although I feel sick thinking about it and I don't have any confidence when I do get round to it. I've been unemployed for almost four months now, my self-esteem is at an all time low and my financial worries are...
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    DLA to be changed to Personal Independence Payment in 2013

    I just came across these videos about DLA by a volunteer from Mind on this website called thefullfacts.com . Apparently DLA is going to be changed to something called Personal Independence Payment in 2013. Here is the link to the videos:-...
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    Not doing well

    ..can't even bring myself to open the front door today. Loads of people have knocked on the door, but I can't do it. I opened it once earlier to a some guy selling something who said 'rough night last night'. Anyway, I closed the door again. I don't want anyone else to see me in this state. I...