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    Caretaker questions

    Would someone with mental illness and on S.S.I. be able to care for a loved one long term? Or would that person have to get a job first? You see, I really love my father and want to be able to take care of him when he can't. But I am in no condition right now as I can barely take care of myself...
  2. NicoretteGummed

    Maybe The Front Line Services In My Area Have Got Their Priorities Wrong???

    Maybe The Front Line Services In My Area Have Got Their Priorities Wrong??? There's a guy in my supported lodgings, I think he's diagnosed Schizophrenic and he's been getting more and more withdrawn, unhygienic though he doesn't seem to get voices. Mind you that said, it doesn't necessarily...
  3. NicoretteGummed

    New Good Looking Female Patient Lowers The Depression Of Existing Male Patients In My Supported Lodgings!!!

    New Good Looking Female Patient Lowers The Depression Of Existing Male Patients In My Supported Lodgings!!! Ok she's not Marilyn Monroe but she's a definite 7 out of ten. All of a sudden all the male residents under 55 are taking care of their hygiene!!! I don't know if you've ever seen a...
  4. Tabitha

    Pharmacy managing medication on a weekly basis - possible in the UK?

    I have been living in Switzerland for the last 7 years and am now moving back to the UK in April. I am trying to find out as much as I can about what I can expect from the mental health services in the UK so that I can, if necessary, make changes now so that I don't have too much of a culture...
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    City of Edinburgh

    Edinburgh Crisis Skylight 0131 209 7700 [email protected] 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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    Wrexham County Borough

    Wrexham and surrounding areas Advance Brighter Futures Advance Brighter Futures Belmont House 3 Belmont Road Wrexham LL13 7PW  01978 364 777 [email protected] Vision: To ensure that no individual experiencing mental health problems ever feels like they are on their own. Mission: To work...
  7. voyager

    Anxiety is making my job unbearable

    I'm trying so hard to fight my nerves. I've just finished 4.5 days of training, which has been intense and having dinner with the rest of the staff. The staff included Managers, nurses, kitchen staff, cleaners and other carers. The job is working in one of a large nationwide chain of nursing...
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    My mom's inappropriate behaviour

    My mom who is 74 lives in a senior's home after living alone for 13 years. She has dementia and is being treated with bunch of Medications that are not limited to antidepressants and antipsychotics. It's always hard to find the balance between keeping her behaviour under control and not very...
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    group home folly

    the IRTS group home im at spent $2000.00 on food for a party when minnesota legalized gay marriage, now they cant afford snacks and food they once had for the residents. I dont feel i should have to pay 800.00 of my money to a place that wont put 2000.00 into the comfort of the residents who...
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    Meeting the Health Care Needs of Older Care Home Residents

    Meeting the Health Care Needs of Older Care Home Residents | British Geriatrics Society
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    Resident's Wellbeing!

    Basically I am looking for advice a.s.a.p please? I work with service users who have mental health issues. I am extremely compassionate and caring towards the residents I support. Show a great deal of empathy and care. I am a Support Worker. For me, one of my job goals are to support and help...
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    Is This Abuse?

    Hi everyone I would like to ask a question. Does this sound like abuse to you? For me, I see it a 50/50 thing. But really intrested in your views and answers. I witnessed my Deputy Manager lock one of the residents out from his bedroom for at least 30 minutes. This resident is quite isolated...
  13. emski

    Alcoholism & non-alcoholic drinks

    Does anyone have any experience of this? Giving up alcohol but enjoying non-alcoholic beers and wines as an alternative? Reason is, my Dad had a long standing alcohol problem until his stroke in Oct. Now, in a nursing home, he was getting distressed when the other residents were being allowed...
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    What a great forum!

    Hi My name is Quinonostante and I live in Totnes in Devon! I have a keen interest in Mental Health and have Service User Experience and have worked as a Support Worker. Currently I am invovled in a research project into the closure of a Residential Unit - looking at the impact it has had on...