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Hi, my name is laura_hancox!

Hi, I'm a single mom of two young girls, and I suffer with severe mental health problems and uncontrolled epilepsy. 

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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,572

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    Welcome to the community @laura_hancox. How are you doing today?
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,270 Disability Gamechanger
    @laura_hancox - Welcome to the community & thank you for joining. Please have a look around & join in any discussion you fancy. It must be very difficult for you with your problems & your little girls, & I'm sorry to read this.
    I'm just wondering if you have any support to help you with your mental health. I'll ask someone here to see if they can better advise you. @thespiceman please might you help here, thank you.
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @laura_hancox   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you to @chiarieds my friend for mentioning me.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Sorry to hear what you are going through.

    I am one of the community champions. We guide, advise community members.

    Please may I suggest have considered looking at mental health charities.

     I have mental health issues myself.

    Used these.

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

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

    Get floating support, outreach workers. Help with wellbeing, health and benefits advice, guidance .

    Unfortunately might not be in all areas.

    https://www.rethink.org.

    Last one is an advocate charity if you are experiencing problems with medical professionals.

    Advocate can help you speak on your behalf.

    The other link I can provide you with is 

    This one.

    https://www.epilepsy.org.uk.

    Helpline  0800 800 5050

    With your epilepsy get some support, advice and information.

    Please if I can help with anything further please get in touch.

    Your not alone we are friendly.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman


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