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ajc457ajc457 Member Posts: 9 Listener
Hi my name is Dom and I joined a few days ago. I would like to say hi to everyone. From what I have seen, you all seem nice and supportive people.

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  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,896 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ajc457 - welcome to this community, & thank you for joining, Dom. We are a friendly & supportive group, which I hope you enjoy being part of. Why don't you come & try our virtual 'Coffee lounge', where we have many discussions, & there are also some word games you might fancy trying. It's a good place to meet some of our other members, tho of course you are welcome to chat here any time too. :)
  • ajc457ajc457 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thank you that is great 
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,005 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi And welcome to the community 🙂
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,139 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @ajc457 :) 
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  • ajc457ajc457 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thank you all for a lovely welcome 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 2,950 Pioneering
    HI and welcome to the community hope you enjoy 

    Hope to see you around  the community 
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,278 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome from me too 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,210 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @ajc457 :) 

    Would you like to tell us a bit about yourself? I look forward to seeing you around. 
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  • ajc457ajc457 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi Tori 

    I'm Dom, 48 years old. I suffer from mixed anxiety and depression. Waiting for trauma therapy.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,210 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for sharing @ajc457 :) It's great that you're on the list for therapy! Do you know how long you might have to wait? 
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  • ajc457ajc457 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Due to the Covid I have been told three years for one to one counselling. However, I don't mind waiting because it allows me time to mentally prepare myself. I have been referred many times since 2017 and ran a mile. I was referred a few months ago and assessed for the first time. This is as far as I have been able to reach since 2017. 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,210 Disability Gamechanger
    Blimey, that seems like a long wait @ajc457, but I'm glad you're seeing the positive side of it. Are they not able to offer 'teletherapy', i.e. over video call or phone call? It's fine if you don't mind the wait though of course! It's good to try and go into therapy with an idea of what you're struggling with, and what your goals are, if you can. 

    That's a really great achievement :) It can certainly be extremely difficult to go through the process, but I reckon it'll be well worth it. 
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  • ajc457ajc457 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    The services local to me are not able to provide the therapy because they say it is too complex for them to deal with and they only offer short-term therapy, where as I need long-term treatment. 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,210 Disability Gamechanger
    Ahh I see @ajc457. That's a shame, but it's certainly something to look forward to. How have you been coping recently? 
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  • ajc457ajc457 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    I am struggling at the moment, been very low and my anxiety is very high. 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 2,950 Pioneering
    Can you not have over the phone counciling  thats what they been doing here where I live 😒 
  • ajc457ajc457 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    No they have said it needs to be face to face on a one to one basis which I would prefere 
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 390 Pioneering
    Welcome to the forums. I’m sure you will find it a great resource. 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,210 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm sorry to hear you've been struggling recently @ajc457. Is there anything you've done before that's lifted your mood or made you feel less anxious? 

    Have you ever considered medication as an option? Of course it's not for everyone, but some people find that it really helps them to function better day-to-day. 
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  • MasumaMasuma Member Posts: 31 Listener
    Hi Dom my name is Masuma and how are you feeling today.
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