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shadow66
shadow66 Scope Member Posts: 28 Courageous

I have MS, depression & anxiety and CPTSD. Am not currently working as my physical and mental health took a severe downturn after a bereavement earlier this year. Have limited support but find it hard to reach our irl so am struggling quite a bit at the moment.


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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,386 Scope online community team
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    Hello @shadow66. It can be difficult to discuss things with the people around us, can't it? I hope you'll find lots of help and friendship here on the community.
    Is there anything in particular you're needing support with?
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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Community member Posts: 6,379 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @shadow66   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Sorry to hear this.  We do understand.

    I am one of the team of community champions on the forum.  We help and advise new members and support the members on the website.

    Please can I ask you have limited support.  You are not alone. Many of the community including my self. Know what you are going through.

    Please have a look around our website.

    Please can I suggest have a look at the following might be useful.

    https://www.richmondfellowship.org.uk.

    https://www.mind.org.uk.

    https://www.rethink.org.

    I have mental health my self used all of these at one time. Please have a look.

    Get floating support or an outreach workers, well being advice, guidance on your mental health. Do take clientele with additional problems as well as mental health issues.

    The Charity RETHINK is an advocate mental health support any problems with medical professionals or Doctors use them. Does help.

    Might not be in all areas.

    Please if I can help with anything please ask. Happy to be supportive.  Please keep in touch happy to listen any time.

    Pleasure to meet you.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman




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  • Ails
    Ails Community member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @shadow66 and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you and thank you for sharing with us.  I'm sorry for your loss and to hear you are struggling.  Please be assured that everybody in the Community is here to support you and to listen to you at any time.  So please feel free to chat to us.  We are a friendly bunch!  I look forward to seeing you on the forum and please keep in touch and let us know how you are getting on.  All the best.  :smile:
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  • shadow66
    shadow66 Scope Member Posts: 28 Courageous
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    Hello @shadow66   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Please can I suggest have a look at the following might be useful.

    https://www.richmondfellowship.org.uk.

    https://www.mind.org.uk.

    https://www.rethink.org.

    @thespiceman




    Thank you @thespiceman for the welcome and the links. I do sometimes use Mind's website, they do have a lot of useful information. Unfortunately richmondfellowship and rethink are not available in my part of the UK.

    I am on a couple of waiting lists linked to MH support, unfortunately like everywhere, waiting lists are lengthy and there is no immediate professional help.  There are not many websites that cater for people affected by both physical and mental health problems and I am glad to have found Scope.
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