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    Can someone help please

    I have Aspergers and am under the mental health team already. I don't tell them everything because last time I did they tried to section me, so now I am careful of what I tell them, I am hearing voices, sometimes inside and now outside. Always critical. When a room is quiet they scream and tell...
  2. shaky

    MH crisis on TV

    A good example in this episode of 'Ambulance' or someone having a mental health crisis, and how the MH nurse deals with the situation. Then later in the programme we see the same man when he has calmed down - he chats about his music and seems alright - but he isn't alright. He is admitted to...
  3. E

    The Work Programme

    Today I turned up for my Work Programme appointment and YET AGAIN the person I was supposed to see was not there, this is the second time in a row it's happened & I've actually lost count of the number of times it's happened since I was put on it 18 months ago. I think I will contact the head...
  4. cpuusage

    Compassionate Conservatism

    £40 million homelessness prevention programme announced - PS40 million homelessness prevention programme announced - Press releases - GOV.UK
  5. N

    Televison Series Edition Discussing, Mental health - a Key Problem and how to counteract

    Televison Series Edition Discussing, Mental health - a Key Problem and how to counteract HI everyone, In the background in at home this evening, I had been fascinated, via a programme, on either one of the two similar channel stations, mental health was being discussed, now for years, I...
  6. pepecat

    Branching out - forest walks and outdoor activities in Scotland

    Branching Out - Forestry Commission Scotland 'Branching Out is an innovative development for adults who use mental health services in Scotland. For each client, the service consists of around three hours of activities per week in a woodland setting, over 12 weeks. Activities are adapted to...
  7. S

    Radio 4 programme - hearing voices and culture

    BBC Radio 4 - The Borders of Sanity "The Borders of Sanity"
  8. cpuusage

    A fresh approach to mental health

    A fresh approach to mental health | Irish Examiner The Open Dialogue programme is different to the mainstream Irish mental health services — it encourages patients to involve loved ones or close friends in their treatment and it’s also completely transparent, explains Dr Iseult Twamley, senior...
  9. shaky

    Iritability and anger

    I am finding myself getting irritable and angry for little reason. It's making me less nice to people I like. Just silly things - or are they silly. Turned over to BBC4, there was a programme about Britain's Treasure Islands. Well, I like a geography programme as much as the next one - but the...
  10. C

    Radio 4 programme on voices and dissociation.

    There is a super interesting programme on radio 4 at the moment about loneliness, isolation and dissociation. A wonderful range of perspectives is offered, medical and social on the human experience. Also, one of the speakers has written a play about these voices, particularly malevolent voices...
  11. NicoretteGummed

    Troubled Youths-Mental Health System Shock.

    I don't know if any of you who are reading this are aware of a programme on Freeview that's entitled Troubled Teens Jail Shock. It's about a transformative Programme in the US that enables young Teenagers to experience the Harsh Reality of Life In America's Horrific Prisons and to enable them...
  12. F

    New Research into Antipsychotic Discontinuation And Reduction: the RADAR programme

    New Research into Antipsychotic Discontinuation And Reduction: the RADAR programme I would like to announce the exciting news that the UK government’s National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) has recently agreed to fund a new study to compare a gradual and supported programme of...
  13. E

    I've got to go on the Work Programme & I'm not happy about it

    I had an appointment at the Job Centre yesterday & it was awful, I was in there for over an hour & by the end I was so incredibly desperate to leave - I felt like I was going to vomit & scream at the same time; the woman who I saw was very abrasive, she did not take in to consideration what the...
  14. astronautpeach


    Hiya, I just signed up to the forum because I can do with some support. Loneliness finally has gotten the best of me, I suppose. I've been suffering from BPD and major depressive episodes since I was 16, although the BPD has only been officially diagnosed as of recent (I have known that this...
  15. shaky

    Halving the Gap? House of Lords review into ESA changes

    https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/ESA%20WRAG%20Review%20December%202015.pdf Three crossbench peers have conducted a review into the propsed changes to ESA and WRAG (etc.) Recommendations: Reverse the removal of the ESA WRAG component and the equivalent payment under...
  16. J

    Work Programme Stress

    Hi I suffer from Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and moderate Agoraphobia (by moderate agoraphobia I mean – I can go out if it’s necessary. I do get very anxious leaving the house but I’m not completely housebound, some days are better than others). I claim ESA and am in the work...
  17. G

    5 more mental health TV shows

    I've got a new paperboy and he's been screwing up the TV guide deliveries amongst other things, thanks to some `friendly' neighbours (who probably read them first!) I now have all the stuff and have found some more shows; Mon 8:30pm, Britain's Mental Health Crisis - Panorama, BBC 1. The...
  18. shaky

    Dr Liam Fox MP on MH Postcode lottery

    BBC Two - Victoria Derbyshire, 21/10/2015, Liam Fox on mental health postcode lottery (video from Victoria Derbyshire programme)
  19. P

    Getting harassed by the work programme even though I am working

    I was unemployed for a long time, got referred to the work programme and had to endure monthly appointments with an adviser who had no idea how to help someone with mental health problems who had a strong CV and good qualifications (meaning none of their courses were suitable for me). I was...
  20. J

    Thinking of applying for PIP. Would i qualify?

    I am currently claiming ESA, in the WRAG component. My finances are getting a little out of control of late, and it was suggested by somebody that i claim PIP aswell, but i always presumed that was for the disabled? I have been spending a fortune on taxis alot of the time to the ''work...