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  1. Funnyday

    Universal credit

    If you have been transferred from ESA onto Universal Credit. Are you better, the same or worse off?
  2. L

    ESA - Why was I not transferred from CB to IB and sent EDP form?

    Hi I found out about EDP last week. My SW phoned DWP and they said that 'I'm not entitled to EDP because I'm on CB ESA but they would send a claim form for IR ESA for me to apply. (I assume I can then claim EDP?) Why was I put in CB support group and not IR support group? If they had put me...
  3. H

    My experience in the mental health system

    I'm here to discuss my experiences in mental hospitals and such and hopefully get some feedback from it. Anyways, the first time I went to the mental hospital was when I was 17-18yrs old after temporarily dropping out of high school and it was a scary and downhill moment for me. I had got sent...
  4. M

    Pregnant - worried about Social Services possibly taking my baby. Help.

    Pregnant - worried about Social Services possibly taking my baby. Help. I'm 24, a student with a huge support system. Diagnosed with BPD 3 years ago, last suicide attempt was 2 years ago. I am in a loving relationship with a man who is extremely supportive. Been stable for over a year and in...
  5. F

    NO psychiatric intensive care beds for women so they’re sent to Yorkshire instead

    NO psychiatric intensive care beds for women so they’re sent to Yorkshire instead A PSYCHIATRIC hospital in Poole has no intensive care beds for women and routinely sends patients hundreds of miles for treatment – at a cost of more than £1.8million in the last year. Following a Daily Echo...
  6. calypso

    Me again - can you sign a petition - Please!

    Hiya, as some may have seen before, we in Lancaster are fighting against the closure of female beds in Lancaster Psychiatric Hospital. We are told its temporary, but in fact its till at least March 2015 and longer if the second unit in Blackpool (nearly 60 miles away) is not completed by then...
  7. BillFish

    Glad to be alive that feel good buzz?

    Glad to be alive that feel good buzz? Does anybody here remember that buzz of feeling well, no dramas in your life, just a great day? I have been feeling like that for a few weeks. Had forgotten the buzz of just having a great day, no drama queen dramas. It’s probably just feeling average a...
  8. C

    Changing hospitals

    Hi I wonder if someone can offer me some advice My friend has just been transferred out of area to a PICU ward and hours drive away. The reason for the transfer is that she didn't want to be a hospital in our area ( For safeguarding issues) however there is another hospital in the area she...
  9. amathus

    Who or what has influenced you the most in life?

    Firstly it has to be my dad...he encouraged me to pursue my education, though in wanting the best, his anxieties often transferred on to me. The book, 'Lord of the Flies' by William Golding. Ghandi. My partner....... qf.