• Hi. It’s great to see you. Welcome!

    Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life. Amongst our membership there is a wealth of expertise that has been developed through having to deal with mental health issues.

    We are an actively moderated forum with a team of experienced moderators. We also have a specialist safety team that works extra hard to keep the forum safe for visitors and members.

    Register now to access many more features and forums!


  1. Artmuzz

    PIP Tribunal rehearing

    I got myself a solicitor to help me with advice concerning an unfair PIP tribunal I went to a few months ago. The tribunal failed my appeal and I demanded a statement of reason and a copy of the audio recording. However, they sent me the written statement of reason but failed to send me the...
  2. Artmuzz

    Received statement for reason for refusal of PIP award from Tribunal

    I received my statement of reason from the tribunal through the post today and the reasons they have written have made me very angry. They state that I contradicted myself saying I cannot go out due to severe anxiety yet they say I was able to attend the PIP assessment and tribunal. Don’t they...
  3. B

    Do you "know" intuitively how to act and communicate with people?

    Do you "know" intuitively how to act and communicate with people? This is regarding Autism, and a statement made by the National Autistic Society on their website that i believe to be truelly innacurate, lazy and totally untrue. The statement made is this "Other people appear to know...
  4. Poopy Doll

    Percentage of Inpatient Abuse

    I've been wondering what percentage of patients experience bullying, mental and physical abuse. I wonder if it is 50% or 10% or whatever. I wonder what percentage have bad drug reactions also. Does anybody even know or care ?? Because if one could say definitively that such and such percentage...
  5. BorderlineDownunder

    Fighting The System

    I am currently embroiled in appealing Centrelink decision to keep me on the dole. Yesterday was D Day. By which I mean I was finally at the Court of Highest Appeal. What a freakn nightmare. It was far, far worse than I ever imagined. It was Adversarial for a start. I was put in a Witness...
  6. C


    so here goes people...my gp decided to up my mirtazapine from 30 to 45 (the strongest dose i think!) fingers crossed they help. and i'm still on the propranalol. the killer statement was "i should stop drinking" hmm..we'll see about that!!
  7. pepecat

    10 things passive people say.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-squeaky-wheel/201511/10-things-passive-people-say?utm_source=FacebookPost&utm_medium=FBPost&utm_campaign=FBPost How passive you are depends on your personality, your perceptions of the world and your place in it, your feelings of empowerment and...

    Schizophrenia is so 'cool'.

    I was about 10 years old. A normal happy kid who did well at school and enjoyed his holidays. I distinctly remember thinking that 'Schizophrenia is so cool'. I can't remember why, perhaps I read something about it, or saw a film about it. I wonder if it was a suppressed memory or an ironic...
  9. RainbowHeartz

    declaring a non dependant

    ok so deductions are made from housing benefit right for having a non dependant living with me but i have p.i.p so from my understanding this may stop deductions from being taken the non dependant can only show 4 weeks worth of her bank account aka one full bank statement as will have only...
  10. Z

    Sad, feeling like a failure, and wondering why not give up

    My birthday is coming up, I'll be in my late late 40s. I wonder whether giving it all up and disappearing from this planet would be the best thing to do for myself. I have a husband who says he loves and cares for me, but I know that he would survive and eventually be okay if I wasn't around...
  11. Gajolene

    A Strong Statement On Domestic Violence

    International Women's Day: Digital Poster Campaign Is A Strong Statement On Domestic Violence
  12. supergreysmoke

    The world's wellness obsession has gone too far

    The world's wellness obsession has gone too far - opinion - 30 January 2015 - New Scientist The world's wellness obsession has gone too far Being urged to optimise every aspect of our lives to improve well-being is sometimes counterproductive, say two organisation researchers Fitter, happier...
  13. R

    Poor police treatment and mental health.

    Hello... Now I know I'm probably going to get some stick for this, as well as some unsympathetic ears, but I'll go ahead anyway... Long story short - I left university for good, my boyfriend (already graduated by this point) takes up graduate scheme and relocates to Newcastle (Gateshead...
  14. cpuusage

    Psychiatrists under fire in mental health battle

    Psychiatrists under fire in mental health battle | Society | The Observer There is no scientific evidence that psychiatric diagnoses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are valid or useful, according to the leading body representing Britain's clinical psychologists. In a...
  15. P

    does anyone know the NHS missionary statement?

    Hello everyone, just a quick question. Does anyone know what the NHS mental health missionary statement is? and provide me with a link, if possible? thanks
  16. bobshocker

    The problem statement and the prescribed solution.

    The problem, this is easy. I hate myself. The need : I want to die. Put it together : I hate myself and want to die. Tidy. eloquent. See that's the statement that normal people just have no fucking iota of understanding. Well? it's as good as statement as any.
  17. P

    Equal Opportunities as long as you lie in your personal statement

    I am FUMING. Like a good little mature student I have already written and re-written my personal statement a gazzilion times and passed it around friends, family and lecturers who generally think it's pretty good. One short paragraph in my statement refers to the fact that whilst I was studying...
  18. P

    Personal Statement

    Hi all, I am looking to apply to university in september and i was wondering if there was any advice or information that use could give me so that i could get started on writing my pesonal statement! Thanks very Much!
  19. coffee

    UCAS Applications and Personal Statement

    Has anyone here applied for a uni course recently? Did you get your first choice? What did you put in your personal statement? Did you mention your MH problems in your application? Sitting staring at a blank page wondering if I am going to fail at the first hurdle and screw up my personal...
  20. M

    Work Capability Assessment. Now Need a Medical.

    I put so much work into my work capability assessment and put alot of supporting evidence with it and they have told me that I need a medical...despite having bipolar/panic disorder and dissociative identity disorder I am so sick of this fighting all ready and Im not even half way there yet...