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Hi, I'm here as a mother of two aged 27 and 21 that both suffer with anxiety and depression. Looking for ways for them to meet people and make new friends who understand. Any ideas welcome.

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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @TracyMum    Pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions.  We advise, help and support members of our community.

    I have myself mental health issues help, advise members of our community.

    I would consider looking at mental health charities. As well offering floating support, looking a their welfare, health and anything else.

    Have a range of social activities and support groups to help to cope with any problems and involves many aspects of being with young people  with those like your sons.

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

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

    https://www.rethink.org.

    Last one is an advocate charity is useful for any problems with medical professionals.

    Speak on your behalf.

    Please one point sorry to say might not be in all areas.

    Please if I can help or need to ask me anything. Have a lot of knowledge, expertise on mental health please contact me.

    Anytime  happy to be supportive, offer compassion and empathy.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman


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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,265 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @TracyMum - Welcome to the community & thank you for joining us all. My friend thespiceman has given you some great resources to try as he has a great understanding of such problems. I do hope his information helps your sons. 
  • TracyMum
    TracyMum Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you both. My son is already going to see a Mind counsellor and my daughter has had an assessment with them too. They are good for the mind problems, helping them claim benefits and trying to get back into work, but they both really need support from friends that they don't have. So looking for support communities where they can maybe meet like minded people.
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    A very warm welcome to the community @TracyMum! It's great to have you here and you are most welcome. If there is anything we can do to help then please do let us know. :)
    Scope

  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,265 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @TracyMum - I'm hoping then that some of the following may perhaps then be useful. In no particular order -
    Social prescribing, which your GP should know about: https://www.blurtitout.org/2019/10/03/social-prescribing/
    Disability directory of information. Local groups, support groups, art, sport, etc: https://www.ableize.com/
    Search for your local council online & see what activities they may offer, or give them a ring
    If I can find anything else I'll get back in touch :)



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