• Hi. It’s great to see you. Welcome!

    Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life. Amongst our membership there is a wealth of expertise that has been developed through having to deal with mental health issues.

    We are an actively moderated forum with a team of experienced moderators. We also have a specialist safety team that works extra hard to keep the forum safe for visitors and members.

    Register now to access many more features and forums!

Need advice



New member
Aug 4, 2018
Hi I need some advice for a friend, she is currently suffering from anxiety and depression with physcotic episodes

Last year she had her son taken into care, and has supervised visits, she is also currently homeless, but does have a place to stay

She is getting very little help from the criss team and we are thinking the next step wouldn’t be to have her voluntary section

But she is worried that this will affect her long term of getting her son back and lose acess to him

I think that this isnt going to go againit her but wanted to reassure her


Well-known member
Sep 29, 2013
Perhaps there will be other people on the forum who have more direct experience of this, I wouldn’t know enough myself as I don’t have children and so don’t know what affects these things. I wish your friend all the best though.