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Hi, my name is Ashley

Hi, I'm Ashley I'm quite shy at first I never know what to put in these things. I'm 28 with internal disabilities such as epilepsy, fibromyalgia and common peripheral nerve dysfunction. I hardly get out much due to the pain and I hardly have any friends at all. Would love to meet new people and make new friends 

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @walney1991   Pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for sharing and joining.

    Sorry to hear that. I am one of the team of community champions.  We guide, advise and help members of our community.

    Understand you are not alone plenty of new friends and lots on our website.

    Please have a look around our website.

    We are friendly. Please ask anything. Please if we can help some one will know a member of or team or a member of our community.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
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  • chiariedschiarieds Member Posts: 7,918 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @walney1991 - Thank you for joining this very friendly & supportive community, Ashley. I'm sorry to read about all the problems you have; there are a lot here with fibromyalgia in particular. I have chronic pain due to a genetic order which affects my joints + neuropathic pain. I find that people here have many different disorders, but we also have a lot in common too.
    So, I'm very pleased to 'meet' you; I see you have already met the spiceman who has become my friend.
    If you have any questions, please say.
  • walney1991walney1991 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you so much and being in pain is so horrible it gets my depression so badly aswell 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @walney1991   Sorry to hear that, hope this can help some additional support and guidance, advice.

    These three are mental health charities.

    Worth looking at for your depression, help with mental health, wellbeing and benefits . Plus advice on anything else such as your other conditions as long with your mental health.

    http://www.richmondfellowship.org.uk
    https://www.mind.org.uk
    https://www.rethink.org.

    Given you links to two others be useful.

    https://www.epilepsy.org.uk

    Helpline 0800 800 5050

    For any chronic pain

    https://www.awaywithpain.co.uk/

    Please I hope that gives you some reassurance your not alone happy to be helping.

    Anytime for a chat or to talk always here.

    Pleasure to meet you.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • walney1991walney1991 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you so much spice man this this perfect really appreciate it 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

    Scope community team

    Great to have you with us @walney1991. Don't hesitate to shout if you need anything. :smile:
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

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  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @walney1991 and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you and thank you for sharing with us.  Sorry to hear of your health struggles.  Having pain is awful as I have it too at times and it can keep me in also sometimes.  You will find lots of new friends on here as everyone is lovely and so supportive of each other.  Do you have any hobbies/interests that could lead you into joining any clubs/groups in your area?  Sometimes libraries are a good signpost to these if you have a look.  @thespiceman has been very helpful with his excellent information so I hope you manage to look into that.  Please keep in touch and let us know how you are getting on and I look forward to seeing you on here.  If there is anything we can help/support you with then please just let us know.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
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