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Road to Resilience - How to avoid feeling overwhelmed

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Sam_Alumni
Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
We have a new series of films to share with you, from parents and carers for parents and carers called The Road to Resilience.

This film is about how to avoid feeling overwhelmed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glACggVD_kM&feature=youtu.be

Please let us know what you think and share your own experiences and stories.
Scope
Senior online community officer

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  • debbiedo49
    debbiedo49 Community member Posts: 2,904 Disability Gamechanger
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    Great video!
  • rachaeljennings
    rachaeljennings Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    I feel very isolated as a parent/carer. 
  • mellowwhippet
    mellowwhippet Community member Posts: 1 Listener
    edited February 2019
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    So do I @rachaeljennings!
  • WayneDwyer
    WayneDwyer Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    So do I Rachel as a Dad trying to do all the right things, hold down a Job, provide for my girls, take an active caring role etc, etc. My wife gets amazing support from friends. My friends steer clear of all conversation regarding my disabled daughter. Occasionally all I want to hear is hey your doing ok just to calm all my own anxiety and stress about stuff we have to cope with. With no family. I feel I am on an island looking out across an uncharted ocean.
  • Dotty123
    Dotty123 Community member Posts: 492 Pioneering
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    There is always someone on here cares the little things you do that make you smile your kids hugging you saying love you dad dwp may be nasty but it makes us stronger x
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's lovely @Dotty123

    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • Dotty123
    Dotty123 Community member Posts: 492 Pioneering
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    If we don’t live for friends on here and words of hope what is there we give ourselves shake have few tears and pray we come out ok at end so to all of us going thru esa **** hold your head up and smile they can’t take that away xx
  • Matt_Scope
    Matt_Scope Scope Posts: 56 Pioneering
    edited March 2019
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    Scope now has a new service to help any parent or carer of a child newly diagnosed with a disability, which aims to help on the road to resilience.  This phone based service aims to develop a plan to assist you move forward in a number of areas of life that may have been affected by the diagnosis, that you have received or are currently going through.  for further information, or to find out how to contact us, visit https://www.scope.org.uk/news-and-stories/navigate-gives-you-the-information-to-move-forward
  • WayneDwyer
    WayneDwyer Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Great to know there is service in place for such a challenging period in a long! Long! Journey!
  • ellisael
    ellisael Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    Thank you for this wonderful video. I have been myself fortifying my feelings with much thoughts about caregiving-and being a caregiver. Forums like these with resources like the above video have really really come through. I have been reading a lot on basic psychology and found especially this Psych Intro book by Spencer A Rathus important for real life examples i could connect to like for mood disorders. I also want to share with you two of the wonderful blogs that i read where honest posts about caregiving and the grey nature of caregiving is fully discussed. Caregiving burnout and depression are also addressed in Caregiver Warrior and The Caregiving Space..
  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,882 Disability Gamechanger
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  • supermummy1990
    supermummy1990 Community member Posts: 14 Connected
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    thank you for posting this as sometimes its easy to forget your not alone my daughter goes to a mainstream school and the judgement from other children and there parents is shocking on a day to day basis  im new to this community but glad that I joined 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,393 Scope online community team
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    We're glad you found us @supermummy1990. :smile:
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