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Hi, my name is gastley!

gastley Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi I suffer with mental health problems and Anxiety, and finding it difficult to maintain work and keeping up with letters / email and socialising. 


  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @gastley

    Good Afternoon & Welcome.

    I am one of a team of Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    Sorry to hear about your current problems.

    There’s a good friend of mine on here that will be able to help you with regards to your “Mental Health Probs”

    Hi @thespiceman

    Can you please offer me some help/advice with this new post ???

    Many thanks

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

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Thanks to my friend @steve51 mentioning  me .

    Pleasure to help you.

    Please can I suggest with any mental health issues. Contact the following mental health charities.

    They all offer floating support, advice, information on your wellbeing, health and mental health.

    I would advise also all charities are there to support you with anything like benefit issues and problems.  Any additional guidance they can offer.

    All charities offer coping methods and strategies to help you cope with any of your issues.

    Including Nutrition, and Diet, Sleep, Medication and a number of any other health issues.

    Advise you on that.

    I used all the following.




    They might not be in all areas.

    Please you can self refer on website add your Postcode or speak to your GP.

    Please if I can add further and advise some little bits of guidance and information, might help you.

    I have anxiety myself and use my own knowledge and experience.

    Have got Nutritional and food qualifications.

    Some ones to avoid Caffeine found in Teas, Coffees, Cola, Chocolate.

    Caffeine is a stimulant if anxious reach for these.  Make it worse as continue to use.

    Alcohol a major problem, reach for a drink thinking it help me.

    Makes it worse as I know my self.

    Have an addiction history. Clean and sorted absenteeism but have mental health help advise community.

    If you think your consuming alcohol and think might be.

    Your not alone in this and be supportive.

    Offer helplines , information contact me.

    Alcohol asked all the time confusion a lot.  Consumption and anxiety any other mental health issues.

    Please take care.


    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,572

    Scope community team

    Welcome @gastley. May I ask what sort of support you're receiving with your anxiety?
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  • Ails
    Ails Member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @gastley and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you and thank you for sharing with us.  I'm really sorry to hear of your health struggles at the moment.  I can appreciate that things may feel overwhelming at times,but we are here to help and support you on the Community.  @thespiceman has given you excellent information above as he is very experienced in this area so if you can, please try to look into the links he has provided you with.  Also we are all here on the Community to support you so please feel free to chat to us anytime as there will always be someone here to listen.  The forum is a great, supportive and safe space to be part of and you will meet many new friends on here.  I hope you enjoy your time with us anyway and if there is anything at all you need help/support with then you only have to ask.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)


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