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    Experiences of the Wellbeing Services CBT?

    Hi all, Baiscally I'm 36 years old and have struggled with OCD for as long as I remember. In the last few years it's got to such a point that it's having a disastrous effect on my life. So I resolved to start doing things about it. GP appointments/self-help groups/referring myself to things -...
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    Feel like Im stuck in a hard place (health related)

    So, Ive been to the dentist, and it turns out my stress from the last few years has damaged a lot of my teeth through developing bruxism. It's filed most of my front teeth flat and moved some out of place. I feel like my smile is hideous now and it really upsets me. If I carry on the way I am, I...
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    New Zealand Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction Report

    The New Zealand Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction Report has been published today, 4 December 2018 The Inquiry have made 40 recommendations to the Government under 12 key categories. You can download and read the full report here: He Ara Oranga : Report of the Government...
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    Reducing Stress

    Evening Folks, I recently received an email, from an outfit, and they highlighted a topic on Reducing Stress which I felt, which I'll cover here. Rather than for people and me included as well, to focus on i'll call it, unwell s tress, I wished to highlight on reducing stress which is very...
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    Do you think this is just depression or something way more serious?

    Hello guys, I am new here and this is going to be a long post so please bear with. Firstly, I want to mention right now that I am an impulsive person. I often feel more than I think and as a result I sometimes act with no regards to potential consequences (regardless of nature). Once Iwould...
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    Whose your favourite person to spend time with?

    When I was suffering from psychosis I isolated myself and didn't want to see anybody. Now I'm getting better I'm trying to spend more time with people. Who is your favourite person or people you like to spend time with? Mine has to be my son. I love his positivity, optimism, dedication and self...
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    Mental health news this week

    A teenager fascinated by serial killers has been detained for 27 years for the murders of two strangers in Essex. James Fairweather was found guilty of stabbing James Attfield and Nahid Almanea to death in Colchester in 2014, when he was 15. Fairweather was bullied at school and his defence...
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    Juicing for health

    If you research there are many sites advocating the health benefits of juicing. It help with stress and anxiety. It can help with cancer. It has anti-inflammatory properties for arthritis sufferers. Optimises health and wellbeing.
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    Mental health news this week

    A boy of nine plagued by thoughts of suicide has highlighted the scandal of mental health care for children. In a heart-breaking letter the depressed youngster, known only as Paul, says he wakes with a “horrible feeling” -...
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    Mental health news this week

    In an ongoing court case, a Essex teenager who cannot be named for legal reasons and who was obsessed with the Yorkshire Ripper and Stockwell Strangler said ‘voices’ told him to ‘sacrifice’ two people. The 17-year-old has admitted the manslaughter of a disabled father-of-five and a Saudi Arabian...
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    Mental health news this week

    Britain’s top psychiatrist has challenged the Government to ring-fence spending for a comprehensive set of new waiting times targets that experts believe could finally achieve equality for mental health patients in the NHS. Professor Sir Simon Wessely, president of the Royal College of...
  12. BillFish

    Alter your environment if only for a day :)

    The sense of wellbeing that comes from a change of environment shouldn't be overlooked and dismissed by you folks. Whatever floats your boat, go to an art gallery, the theatre, a pole dancing bar, or if you like it hard rough and tough go watch two guys kick the shit out of each other in a cage...
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    WAVES - A new discussion and awareness group based in East Surrey

    Hi all, I am part of a relatively new mental health awareness and discussion group, WAVES (Wellbeing, Awareness and Voice in East Surrey). https://www.facebook.com/groups/116187615387216/# Our key focus is on mental health for 11-25 year olds in East Surrey, and our aim is to provide a...
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    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...
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    need some advice

    Hi, I'm not a new user but i haven't posted for a while. I've been off medication for just over 2 months after taking meds for around a year after a severe depressive episode and anxiety. This medication was changed as my depression and anxiety got worse and i went into hospital. I took a...
  16. pepecat

    Evning classes that promise to make you happy.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34292274 The Dalai Lama has given his blessing to a new course of evening classes, available across the UK, promising to make participants happier… and the world a better place. The eight-week course, designed by the Action for Happiness organisation, claims to be...
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    Experts wanted for North West London MAD Republic

    Experts wanted to form North West London MAD Republic Are you a resident of one of the following North West London boroughs: Brent, Ealing, Hillingdon, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Harrow and Hounslow? We are currently recruiting 4 experts by experience per borough...
  18. Dreambuggie

    Wellbeing and Nasty people

    I feel people's energies. Some people make me vomit. It's a sign to either hit them or leave.
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    Mental health news this week

    A gifted schoolgirl killed herself herself just weeks after scoring a string of GCSE A stars because she was depressed at being diagnosed with a mild form of autism, an inquest heard. School prefect Elspeth McKendrick, 16, was left shattered in 2012 when doctors diagnosed her with Asperger's...
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    East Riding of Yorkshire

    Kingston upon Hull Mental Health Action Group 33-34 Caroline Street Hull HU2 8DF 01482 585244 [email protected] Mental Health Action Group offers a peer advocacy service to people in the Hull and East Riding area. We aim to ensure your needs and wants are listened to, taken seriously and...