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Alex swansea

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Any help please

Hello
I have a relative who is suffering from severe depression amoungst other things and i am really struggling to find any help.
We have tried cefn coed, gp, waiting lists for therapists, referals from them to other therapists, basicly he isnt bad enough in their opinion to need their help yet!
Issues other than depression are breifly as follows

Insomnia
night terrors
paranoyer
violence (in a defensive way, if someone starts on him there is no reasoning just fight, he doesnt look for violance as a release)
self harm
suicidal thoughts (not threts, just thoughts about it)
confusion
alcohol misuse (not an alcoholic but will drink hevily when depressed)
Drug abuse (again not an addict but has been smoking a lot the last few weeks)

are there any groups or charity therapy groups etc or can anyone give me some ideas as to where to look for help?

Any advise is appriciated as im fresh out of ideas.
 
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Hi Alex, welcome to the forum.

I'm not from the Swansea area so I don't know of any particular services that are local to you I'm afraid. Is your relative on any medication at the moment? I'm surprised that their GP hasn't referred them to your local CMHT. If they are really feeling bad then I'd recommend that you go back to the GP and if they don't listen then ask to see someone different.

Apart from that I'd just Google for local services or try looking for a local MIND.

Hopefully someone on the forum in Swansea will be able to give you more local information.
 
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Hi Alex, I'm from the North Wales area, but I think your best starting point might be
Mind Cymru...http://www.mind.org.uk/mind_cymru,

Hopefully they should have some information about support groups in the
Swansea area for you.

It would be interesting to hear how you get on.:)

qf.
 
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Alex - Swansea

Hi Alex! I am so sorry about your predicament! Your relative certainly sounds as if he is in need of help and sounds as if he should be on some kind of medication. Your GP does not sound very helpful. There is a charity group called MIND in Swansea who have been awarded Level ! Quality Management in Mind. They are located at 66 St. Helens Road Swansea and they provide a range of advice, support, courses and group meetings during the week ranging from survivors of childhood abuse, people suffering from all types of depression and anxiety and also run a 7 week Anger Management course. Their Tel. No. is 01792 642999. I would like to wish you all the best and would be interested as to how you get on!
 
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hi guys
I live in swansea and would love to meet up with other people with similar problems as myself....I have been diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder, however I feel that I have been wrongly diagnosed. I have had terrible dealings with the CMHT along with the social services in Swansea...It seems some people get away with murder and yet people like myself get taken into cefncoed at the drop of a hat. Once a social worker who couldnt speak english got whay I said totally mixed up and what she yhought I said was a mistranslation. Before I knew it police shrinks and social workiers turned up at my door and sectioned me, they wouldnt listen to any explanation. When I got to hospital jabbed me up for 6 mnths and for a year after that I couldnt talk or think and was bedbound. Because of this one woman I lost custidy of my son and I am still fighting simply for access....
 
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Wow after the horror stories about Swansea mental health care I'm glad I haven't seen anybody about mine! (from swansea). It really makes me wonder just who they think we are......
 
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Hi there,

Just wondered if people still posted here?? Interested in support too!
 
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I'm still here lol......not a born n bred swansea girl but been here since around the millennium
 
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Hi there,

Just wondered if people still posted here?? Interested in support too!
Welcome to the forums marples.

We have a whole forum for everyone. Click here

Hope you find some help and support with us :)
 
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Swansea

Hi there I have been diagnosed with anxiety and I'm looking for a group in Swansea area to join.
 
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Hi there I have been diagnosed with anxiety and I'm looking for a group in Swansea area to join.
Hi Welshgirl,

:welcome: to the forums :)

The local area forums tend to be a bit quiet, but the rest of the site is busy.

Try a post in here to get started :)



(great result to top the group if you are a footy fan btw!)
 
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Tired Out

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Hi there I have been diagnosed with anxiety and I'm looking for a group in Swansea area to join.
Hi Welshgirl, welcome :hug1: Hope you can find some help here xx
The link below isn't a group as such, but its an NHS-endorsed, course on anxiety in Swansea. Maybe you could meet up with others at that?


Swansea Healthy City - Healthy City Directory

Depression & Anxiety
Swansea

Stress Control - Anxiety, Low Mood and Stress Management Course
Contact InformationServices Offered
Address
Telephone
07967 612246 (checked twice a day)
Disabled Access
Yes
Email
[email protected]
Website
NHS Wales | Page not found
Summary
The Stress Control course is designed to help you:

Understand the causes behind stress, anxiety and worry.
Learn about vicious circles in these areas and how to break them.
Learn techniques to tackle stressful thoughts and stressful feelings.
Practice stress reducing techniques in your life.
Learn how to tackle other problems that often accompany stress, such as low mood, panic attacks and poor sleep.
Meet other people with similar experiences.

Courses are held at locations across Swansea, Neath Port Talbot & Bridgend. No referral is needed, you can just go along
The course lasts for 6 weeks, with each session lasting for no more than 2 hours. Each week covers a different topic. You are welcome to bring a member of your family or a friend for support

For additional information please contact the service directly or visit the website.
 
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Tired Out

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Another place to try in Swansea Welshgirl - not a group, more one-to-one help. Might be a start though? xx

Transcend Mental Health Peer Mentoring https://www.scvs.org.uk/transcend

"Transcend is a mental health peer mentoring project that is funded by ABMU. It provides volunteering opportunities for individuals with lived experience of mental health problems

Up to one in four people will have experienced mental health problems in the past year. Often, support from those from those who have an understanding of what they may be going through can make a real difference to people in their journey towards their mental health recovery.

Transcend volunteer mentors are people from all walks of life that have personal experience of mental health issues and have worked towards their own recovery. They are able to offer empathy, support and guidance to those in similar situations."
 
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Hi thanks for letting me join. I live in Swansea also and have under psychiatry "help" for 5 years, I'm 30. In this time I have never had an actual diagnosis, just been prescribed every anti psychotic medication there is which is doing more harm than good. I have struggled to communicate and get any answers from these doctors and my marriage is even at breaking point. I just don't know who to turn to- any suggestions greatly appreciated. X
 
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I referred myself to mental-health services in Swansea a year ago, and am still waiting for treatment. I saw a useless mental-health nurse, and a condescending psychologist at the central clinic who is supposed to be treating me but hasn't contacted me in months. I know no-one in this town, and have been surviving on £55 a week. If I hadn't had some savings, I would be dead by now. I am deeply in debt with rent and council tax, and have had no heating or hot water for years. I was caused to have a breakdown two years ago, after being exploited by two mental-health workers who got me mixed up in an extra-marital affair they were having - this being on the very day I found out my mother was dying. One of these two then set me up, causing me to lose a lot of money, and then disappeared. It has been an ongoing nightmare. I am probably going to a Christmas meal with Gofal tomorrow. Hopefully, Gofal can help me, because Swansea's mental-health team have been negligent, verging on the deliberately malicious.
Hopefully, you folks will have a better Christmas than me (I will be spending it alone, as usual).
 
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