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Unemployment leads to further depression??

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kami24
kami24 Community member Posts: 402 Pioneering
edited August 2019 in Coffee lounge
I have bpd and possible autism as well as i have serious social issues. I get lonely, paranoid and depressed as i cannot work anymore and not working I think has seemed to make my sadness worse. I try to look on the 'bright side' and at nature etc but even find this melancholy. What advice do you have for me where i could have company maybe a few times a week? Or help others somehow and get company that way/feel less cut off and sad? I am on pip and esa btw

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    you could try some voluntary work perhaps?

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  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,882 Disability Gamechanger
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    Have you tried volunteering work? What are your interests and hobbies? 
  • M_Anthony
    M_Anthony Community member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    edited August 2019
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    @kami24

    Hi, just to add to what Woodbine and April2018mom said here are some links to websites you can look at:

    Do It lets you search for volunteering roles UK wide
    https://do-it.org/ 

    This site also has a variety of volunteer roles 
    https://www.charityjob.co.uk/volunteer-jobs

    You could also check out any local community centres for anything that might interest you. 

    Let us know how you get on, and we are here for you if you want to talk about anything.
  • kami24
    kami24 Community member Posts: 402 Pioneering
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    Okay i will have a look at these. I have had bad past life experiences with some people too so that's another reason why I dislike alot of people i expect but I am not sure of a 'way out' sometimes that's how i tend to feel as i cannot be with people constantly but i also can't be constantly alone either aa it makes me more paranoid
  • M_Anthony
    M_Anthony Community member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
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  • kami24
    kami24 Community member Posts: 402 Pioneering
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    Thankyou for that i have emailed the manager of the group sessions near me
  • M_Anthony
    M_Anthony Community member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
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    Your welcome! Lets us know how you get on.
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