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sanedeesanedee Member Posts: 1 Listener
just Abt a year ago I felt strong & successful and content; after seperating from husband 2 yrs previously and setting myself and daughter up in shared ownership property in a new area 

then I made another change at work , changed location and took in full time hours within 3 months I realised too late I had triggered a depression I hadn't suffered from for over 12 years, resulting in me now not working, not driving at moment, as had a seizure prob due to medication I was taking!

now realise too late; how I took on too many changes, sorely miss living in the community I left when I was well it didn't matter as I could drive andsocialise .
public transport in frequent and take me to towns where I feel outside comfort zones.

find I do less and less, which I kn isn't good, vicious circle, have tried returning to work on a phased return , but now been signed off until September.


  • MarkinsuttonMarkinsutton Member Posts: 83 Pioneering
    I was in similar situation as you, won't bore you with details but I took on some voluntary work, which has lead me into part time employment. I found volunteering really helpful with my depression. hope things improve for you. 
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sanedee, and a warm welcome to the community! 

    I'm so sorry to hear about your experiences. Please do get involved with our discussions- we have lots of friendly members here who are always up for a chat, and we're here to listen and advise where we can too. If there's anything in particular we can support you with at the moment, please do let us know. 
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    @sanedee, I too how learned the hard way about making life changing decisions, I did mine whilst very depressed.

    Result, alone in a flat I hate, area I know nobody and not able to work.

    I vowed then, 3 years ago, NEVER EVER make decisions without talking them through with either family, friends or mental health team.

    I hope you do get your situation sorted 
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