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nickh

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Hi,

Just a brief introduction. I am Nick from Birmingham, long-term depressive. But only in the past year have I started to get involved in a Support Group and from there to various campaigns around Mental Health issues.

I would have been very sceptical about Support Groups before attending one but it can be wonderful to just sit around with people who understand what you are talking about! (note: a Support Group is NOT group therapy - no professionals are involved).

As to the campaigns I was astonished to find how many bodies there are. Most Health Bodies (Mental Health Trusts for instance), indeed any publically funded bodies, seem to have a paper commitment to what is called Service User involvement. So it should be - theoretically - easy for us Service Users to get involved. This is easier said than done: the first meeting I attended was vastly intimidating. But not only is the cause an excellent one but it can help with your own Mental Health.

I am still very new to all this so I hope this forum will help me to learn more.
 
Fedup

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Hello and :welcome: Nick :)

Hope you find some support here too :)
 
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:welcome: to the Forum

It's a great place to spill out how you're feeling to people who understand, and it's a great comfort to feel you can say that you feel really low and not have to pretend you don't
 
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Hey there Nick...

:welcome:
 
Ashami

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:welcome: to you nickh. You will find a lot of very positive, kind people here. Enjoy!

Love & Light :):flowers:
 
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