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    More Call for Staff To Be Trained - Funding - over the next few years

    HI all, I hear in the news this week, today, that there are to be more calls for new staff to be trained up to help those, with mental health issues, and that there will be funding to be placed to help them acheive that. Well, I wish this service could have been implented, when I was a client...
  2. M

    Advice needed for depressed partner who won't accept help

    Hi, I'll try to keep this as brief as I can. I've been with my partner for 8 years. I believe that she's having a breakdown. I had one myself about 12 years ago, so I know the signs. I had therapy and nowadays I'm more or less ok. My partner is a an experimental psychologist. I think this...
  3. cpuusage

    Bridging the Patient-Professional Divide

    Bridging the Patient-Professional Divide Depending on how I choose to identify myself with other professionals, I am treated radically different. Generally speaking, when I identify as a social worker, rather than the author of Beyond Meds, — which is identified commonly as a “patient” blog, —...
  4. Jaminacaranda


    Ok...so I am a volunteer, distance 'befriender' for people with MH problems. The problem I have is...the people I 'befriend' don't really seem to have any more difficult problems than me :( I wonder if this is because, due to 'confidentiality issues' I am left in the dark regarding their true...
  5. cpuusage

    “We Are Trained To Misinform”

    ?We Are Trained To Misinform? ? Ex-Big Pharma Sales Rep Speaks Out About The Deception In The Pharmaceutical Industry | Collective-Evolution
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    Isle of Wight

    Isle of Wight IWISH, Self-Harm Support Group, The Riverside Centre The Quay Newport Isle of Wight PO30 2QR Contact name: Kathy Groves 01983 528696 IWISH is a mixed-sex self-harm support group, open to anyone who has self-harming problems and is over 18 years of age. They are a service-user...
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    Cardiff County

    Cardiff Cardiff Concern Regal House Gelligaer Lane Cathays Cardiff CF14 3JS 02920 664410 [email protected] Monday to Friday 10am - 9pm Cardiff Concern is a charitable counselling service run by Christians. At present, we have 30 volunteer counsellors who have been professionally...
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    Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland LAMPdirect | Mental Health in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 65 Regent Road Leicester LE1 6YF Tel: 0116 255 6286 Fax: 0116 247 1073 E-mail: [email protected] LAMP is an independent voluntary organisation working to promote good mental health...
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    Ed Miliband pledges to improve youth mental health care in today's health speech

    Ed Miliband pledges to improve youth mental health care in today's health speech "We will end the scandal of neglecting mental health by prioritising investment in young people and ensuring teachers are trained to spot problems early." Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour party
  10. pentagram

    got a new dog

    Hi folks, I am still here. After a long lovely summer on my own I got a sudden urge about finding a new friend. I looked around for rescued dogs at the local RSPCA places and found a lovely 2 year old collie cross. It was love at first sight, well I did have a pocketful of bikkies. I have had...
  11. Domino

    Dealing with a child with Autism

    I just wondered if anyone else here had any experience in this? My son is now 7, ive been fighting for 4 years for help with his emotional and behavioural needs. He has finally been placed in a school for children with special needs but ...am deeply concerned about the school in general. They...
  12. R

    Where do I start?

    I'm recently separated. Been out of hospital since Feb. I trained as an occupational therapist 15 years ago but never worked. I am now a single parent aged 41, with no job no qualifications and little money. How do I start to recover my life? I want to work and feel normal but I don't know where...
  13. H

    Ever wish u was anybody but u....???

    Maybe some heads are too messed up to re trained??? Just want to be anyone but me.....
  14. rache


    Hi everyone, just wondered if anyone had any suggestions or experience of feeling like they may have been misdiagnosed by their GP/Mental Health Team. I've just been told that I have a very severe form of depression, but I feel that there may be some more underlying problems and that I may be...
  15. perfectionawaits

    why aren't medical doctors trained in.mental health?!

    I have had so many experiences where some docs and.nurses have no clue about mental health and dismiss it....bpd=attention seeking. Anorexia = section and force feed...no discussion. Were still human beings we just need a.little support. I.have had some fab nurses and docs but few and far...
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    Housing Help

    I thought I would say if I can offer any ‘Personal Help’ on HB / CTB please ask. I use to work for several years in HB and CTB for my local council so if I can be of help please do not hesitate to ask me! I was fully trained in HB and CTB legislation so know the rules and regulations! :innocent:
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    Counselling or not

    Hi i am quite new to this site although i have been reading other's posts for a few weeks i finally plucked up the courage to post one::blush: The thing i am wondering is does counselling really help? I trained as a counsellor and qualified last year. I had counselling while training and...