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Hi, my name is oldsoldier!

I am looking forward to getting to know you all and hope I can help as well as get help and advice

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,616 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @oldsoldier and welcome to the community! Would you like to tell us a bit about yourself? :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,525 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @oldsoldier - Welcome to this very helpful & friendly community. Thank you for joining us all. I look forward to hearing further from you too.
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @oldsoldier

    Good Afternoon & Welcome it's great to meet you today 🎅🤶🤶

    I am one of the Community Champions here at Scope. 

    Please please let me know if you need any help getting around???

    @steve51
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @oldsoldier   pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am also a community champion.  You met all my Favourite friends .  Already to give a warm welcome.

    All of us are here to give any support, advice and guidance.

    Please have a look a round our website. 

    Please ask any questions, happy to help any of the community.

    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
  • oldsoldieroldsoldier Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I am 69 was soldier for 16 half yrs was one of first on sts in Belfast did 6 tours plus stationed there so 4 yes al told was shot in r groin legs in 82 suffered other injuries during service left early chemical poisoning killed l leg so have PTSD had up on bowel after heart attack then another on op table 
  • oldsoldieroldsoldier Member Posts: 5 Listener
    After that was told have heart failure 6 months to live and cardiomyopathy still had a lot of falls 2012 7 times in hospital then wife died 47 yrs together had complete breakdown taken 2 odd yrs recover not fully need advice mental health and diet registered 66% disabled by army 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,525 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @oldsoldier - Firstly, I'd just like to thank you for all your years in service; Belfast must certainly have been a dreadful time + all that you have gone through elsewhere. Secondly, I'd like to thank you for saying more, as my friend @thespiceman may very well be able to help & advise you, &, if I can do no more, please know I'm often here if you want to talk, & you'll have my support as well as thespiceman's.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,525 Disability Gamechanger
    Just came across this, & sending in case you haven't come across it, as it's for Veteran's mental health. See: https://www.combatstress.org.uk/

  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,525 Disability Gamechanger
    I continued looking! This is a NHS guide about diet (but you could also talk to your GP about your diet). See: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/

  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @oldsoldier   Thank you for sharing, please if I can be of the help. The following may be useful for you.

    Regarding mental health.

    I used all three of these charities.

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

    Telephone  020 7697 3300

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

    Telephone 0300 123 3393

    https://www.rethink.org.

    Telephone 0121 522 7007

    All offer the floating support, guidance, advice with your mental health. Looking at well being, health any thing else can help with.  Benefits, form filling in assistance assessments.

    Might not be in all areas.  You can self refer or speak to GP.

    A part of my own health history is looking at diet, nutrition and wellbeing.  Have mental health addiction history.

    Advise on any thing addiction being clean for twelve years, help any members community.

    Qualifications in Understanding Health Part 2  and some others.

    Add a lot of foodie things, recipes and ideas.

    Also happy to answer any questions any advice or guidance.

    Please if I can suggest every local county council has a community health unit.

    A wellbeing service assisting those with disabilities and mental health.

    Used them when after addiction diet needed to be looked at, one to one support worker.

    Sign up discuss what they can do and also if you not happy can leave.

    Worth doing for many reasons often have courses on for a range of lifestyle issues.

    All free including relaxation therapies, stress, sleep, medication.

    Other topics with diet health.  Cooking on budget.

    Please if I can help please contact me.


    @thespiceman







    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,968

    Scope community team

    Great to have you here @oldsoldier. In terms of seeking mental health support, have you tried Combat Stress?
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • oldsoldieroldsoldier Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thankyou all I am checking out some of websites it's good to b here
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