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  1. B


    Hi I am seeking advice on how I help my daughter I think she has PBD but I am struggling to get it diagnosed and therefore supported. I am desperate
  2. jojo94

    Struggling to open up

    I feel really embarrassed posting this. I'm having problems opening up to people, even those I trust. When someone asks me about something personal I go quiet or try to cover it up or I make hints in the hope that someone will realise some thing is wrong. In these situations I feel embarrassed...
  3. N

    Supported living. 19 staff have come and gone in 7 years.

    I live in 24/7 staffed supported living like a group home but we have access to our own benefits and we have a tenancy agreement. I get 21 hours support a week but with the other people on the complex in the day their is always 2/3 staff on and one night staff and because we spend a lot of time...
  4. A

    Some good news

    I have been so suicidal lately, but today I had some news to give me a glimmer of light in the darkness, something to help keep me focussed on the future. I had my 1:1 appointment with my keyworker today and I've found out that the next supported flat that becomes available is mine. I...
  5. Not_Crazy_Yet

    I've had some sort of revelation/epiphany

    Ive been thinking lately as though I don't have a support system. I don't have a carer any longer. I no longer live with my sister nor with roommates in supported apartments nor with staff on premises while living in supported housing. I feel I could keel over and wouldn't be discovered for...
  6. K

    Supported housing advice/experience?

    I would like to ask for some advice regarding supported/sheltered housing. I am currently diagnosed with severe depression and generalised anxiety disorder. I am currently living with my parents who care for me because if I am left alone I self neglect (basically I don't get out of bed) and also...
  7. A

    Life outside of psychiatric hospital

    Hello, I've recently been discharged from hospital after several years and am struggling to adjust. I'm wondering if anyone has any similar experiences they can share? Thanks:)
  8. T

    Moving from supported accommodation to council flat

    Hi, I am moving from supported accommodation to an independent council flat. I am very scared as it is far more complicated than I thought it would be, I've been looking forward to leaving supported accommodation but now it doesn't seem so bad. The building of the supported accommodation and...
  9. NicoretteGummed

    Numbness in my left fingers on my left hand

    Specifically its my ring and little fingers that feel like their burning sometimes and I cannot straighten them. One of the carers in my supported Lodgings reckons its arthritis which i'm scared about as i'm an amateur guitarist. Has anybody else experienced this???
  10. S


    I would just like to say hi, I'm Sam , I have had depression for over 20 yrs now and bdd ,which causes severe social anxiety. I work in mental health myself and hide a lot of my feelings as never felt supported so thought I would join up to see if I can get myself through another bad patch again,
  11. F

    Rethink supported housing campaign

  12. cpuusage

    Psychiatric drugs & finding support in reducing.

    i think that people should be supported if they feel they want to try reducing the amount of psychiatric drugs that they are on & be supported fully in whatever their wishes are. Far better to give people access to better support/help & a harm minimisation approach. i don't agree with filling...
  13. P

    My acting aspirations are going down the toilet!

    Because I have anxiety issues involving large groups, I would have preferred going to acting gigs with i.e. a care worker, since I have an ailment that is like autism, although now they're not calling it that. None of my family or my one good friend are into acting, and my family are very...
  14. L

    Feeling like a failure

    Hey everyone, My friend got kicked out of her house and has nowhere to stay although I'm sure she'll find a homeless shelter or something. She has autism, anxiety and panic attacks and type 1 diabetes. I asked my mum if she could stay with us, she could share my bed. My mum said no, she...
  15. D

    Hoping to support and be supported!

    Hi I'm new, I'm Danielle and I'm 19, I'm looking to support others as well as gain support myself :rolleyes::hug: and hopefully make a few friends:cool:
  16. 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...
  17. B

    Lack of Mental Health Support From the NHS

    A massive delay in getting a tiny bit of help for people that are suffering severe mental health issue's is totally unacceptable. In fact I would say it is inhumane and barbaric. They say Dorset is the dark ages with mental health. What does that mean to people that are mentally ill. It means...
  18. M

    Feeling isolated

    Feeling isolated and not supported
  19. M

    fed up

    I feel that if your depressed some one where has the answer. It was back in 2005 I lost my marriage in 2009 I lost my home and ended up luckily in a new nice two bedroom flat with my daughter and old boxer dog. My daughter hated the fact we had lost our house and she became a total nightmare. My...
  20. C

    Bath and North East Somerset

    Bath and North East Somerset Second Step 0117 909 6630 [email protected] 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...