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  1. K

    MR Letter For Post Thursday

    My GF suffers from bipolar 1, we put together an application for switching from DLA to PIP. On a paper based assessment we scored 11 points (standard) for care and 4 for mobility. I must admit I was surprised at the 11 but just 1 more would have given us enhanced. I wasn’t surprised at mobility...
  2. cpuusage

    Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

    Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health Special Rapporteur on the right of...
  3. Kerome

    Waldman on microdosing lsd saving her marriage

    How 'micro-dosing' LSD helped a woman to 'improve her mental health and save her marriage' | The Independent Interesting story, and the fact that it's side-effect free compared to standard antidepressants is very promising.
  4. M

    Habit "reboot" - a diary

    An idea I've been fiddling around with is to "reboot" some bad habits and adopt certain more wholesome ones. My hope is that small changes might build up a momentum towards more well-being. After all, in large part we are creatures of habit. I've read that it takes 30 days for an activity to...
  5. L

    A message for all those with depression.

    I have been treated for chronic depression for the past 18yrs with meds & countless therapies, only to get a brand new diagnosis just this week. Borderline personality disorder. I never even heard of this before and am immensely frustrated it wasn't picked up sooner. Turns out that even in...
  6. H

    new therapist want to write letters to my gp

    my gp dont know about my eating issues though and i donno what to do. it says: You are requested to give permission for your therapist to be in contact with your general practitioner, your dietitian (if you are referred to a dietitian) and in some cases, the NHS commissioner who makes...
  7. S

    my favourite poem

    Tis true my form is something odd, but blaming me is blaming God. Could I create myself anew I would not fail in pleasing you. If I could reach from pole to pole or grasp the ocean with a span, I would be measured by the soul, the mind's the standard of the man.
  8. S

    I managed to get PIP benefit

    I was put on standard rate daily living component which is £55.10 and the claim lasts 2 years and 6 months. I'm just over £10 better off a week than I was with the DLA. I was expecting to have to go for a face to face interview with ATOS but that did not happen. I just today received the...
  9. JennyWren32

    Lithium: Anyone have positive results?

    So I've just had a visit with the pdoc who put me on Lithium for a mixed episode. This drug has had a lot of bad press but it's still the gold standard treatment for Bipolar. Nonetheless I am extremely apprehensive,any advice or anecdotes? All will be appreciated xxx
  10. C

    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...
  11. C


    Malvern - Beacon clinic complementary health centre Beacon Clinic-Malvern Beacon Clinic Portland Road Malvern Worcestershire WR14 2TA 01684893393 'The Beacon Clinic is a complementary health centre in the West Midlands, founded by Drs Martin and Sue Allbright. Both Martin and Sue have a...
  12. MagicJay

    Feeling fed up with Uni

    So last year was a big moving forward point for after been really ill for 3 and half years I felt like I was ready so I did everything to get into uni which I succeeded, it started out great was attending classes most of the time some I couldn't make but I was keeping up and passing all my...
  13. F

    Psychosis and schizophrenia in adults- NICE quality standard

    NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of...
  14. S

    Mental health mobility pass

    I'm on higher rate ESA and am in the support group and recently been awarded the daily living component of PIP at the standard rate. I was also sent a letter stating that I may be entitled to severe disability premium, I filled the form and sent it back but am not eligible because I still live...
  15. C

    If People Talked About Stolen Wallets The Way People Talk About Rape

    Rape is a crime where people often blame the victim in a way they wouldn't had another crime occurred -- for example, the theft of a wallet. Caitlin Kelly, a web producer for The New Yorker, tweeted what conversations about rape would look like if they were conversations about a stolen wallet...
  16. F

    Acupuncture for schizophrenia

    Abstract BACKGROUND: Acupuncture, with many categories such as traditional acupuncture, electroacupuncture, laser acupuncture, and acupoint injection, has been shown to be relatively safe with few adverse effects. It is accessible and inexpensive, at least in China, and is likely to be widely...
  17. subvertedeye


    Does anyone have a Fitbit? Is it worth it? How easy is it to sync to your computer? Is it any more useful than a standard pedometer?
  18. M

    Sent home because of negativety?

    Hi all :) A quick question. I had a review last night where my emotion was brought up a lot. (which ironically made me cry) Basically I have been told that if I seem negative (in words and actions) at work they will send me home. Have they got the right to do this? As I still carry out my...
  19. cpuusage

    Standard Reading

    Should be standard reading for anyone working in mental health areas - Symbols of Transformation: Collected Works of C.G. Jung: 5 - C.G. Jung The Exploration of the Inner World: A Study of Mental Disorder and Religious Experiences - Boisen Anton T Unshrinking Psychosis: Understanding and...
  20. D

    Condition doesn't seem to fit any standard diagnosis

    Hi, this is my first post, so I hope I'm doing this right... For a number of years, I've been suffering from a mental health problem that doesn't seem to fall into any of the standard diagnoses, and as a result, the "help" that the mental health services have offered hasn't really been of any...