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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Thanks Hope you're OK

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    Absolutely piled under :lol: I had a tiny wobble on Tuesday but I'm hoping it was just that...a wobble
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    (Original post by Cinnie)
    MMY cPN hascancelled on me again. I feel completely lost and there is only one way out.
    Please call home treatment. I know you find them useless but they can help far better than we can. Stay safe Cinnie :hugs:
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    Hey guys,
    What support do UK universities provide for students?
    I've not heard very good things about the NHS and MH and I'm kinda worried for when I move for uni :/
    I want to get better but in my country it's too expensive and in England apparently you'd be waiting ages.
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    (Original post by StrawbAri)
    Hey guys,
    What support do UK universities provide for students?
    I've not heard very good things about the NHS and MH and I'm kinda worried for when I move for uni :/
    I want to get better but in my country it's too expensive and in England apparently you'd be waiting ages.
    It depends on the uni really. Some are amazing others not so much.

    Again NHS is a bit of a lottery dependant on where you live. I personally havnt had many issues with the NHS unfortunately huge funding cuts have caused issues

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    (Original post by StrawbAri)
    Hey guys,
    What support do UK universities provide for students?
    I've not heard very good things about the NHS and MH and I'm kinda worried for when I move for uni :/
    I want to get better but in my country it's too expensive and in England apparently you'd be waiting ages.
    Most (if not all) universities offer a free counselling service - this could be either group therapy or 1 to 1 sessions. My university also offers 'workshops' and these can range from 'Managing anxiety' to 'Overcoming low mood' but this will differ from university. There's definitely support out there though

    The NHS and the mental health services here do a fantastic job given the lack of funding they're given; they're just stretched to the bone - hence the waiting lists :/
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    (Original post by StrawbAri)
    Hey guys,
    What support do UK universities provide for students?
    I've not heard very good things about the NHS and MH and I'm kinda worried for when I move for uni :/
    I want to get better but in my country it's too expensive and in England apparently you'd be waiting ages.
    Depends on the uni. I went to UCL, a top ranked uni in London and the mental health provision was pretty poor. Compare that to Kingston, where I study MSc now, which is mush lower ranked but also in London, the provisions there are great.
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    Had to cancel my CPN appt today, my bowel has flared up again and I'm pretty much bed bound and feel like **** physically. Sucks because I've been struggling for the last week or so mentally but I've managed to get another appt for Monday at least so that's not too bad.

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    (Original post by Deyesy)
    Most (if not all) universities offer a free counselling service - this could be either group therapy or 1 to 1 sessions. My university also offers 'workshops' and these can range from 'Managing anxiety' to 'Overcoming low mood' but this will differ from university. There's definitely support out there though

    The NHS and the mental health services here do a fantastic job given the lack of funding they're given; they're just stretched to the bone - hence the waiting lists :/
    (Original post by PandaWho)
    It depends on the uni really. Some are amazing others not so much.

    Again NHS is a bit of a lottery dependant on where you live. I personally havnt had many issues with the NHS unfortunately huge funding cuts have caused issues

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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Depends on the uni. I went to UCL, a top ranked uni in London and the mental health provision was pretty poor. Compare that to Kingston, where I study MSc now, which is mush lower ranked but also in London, the provisions there are great.
    Thanks guys

    Hmm I'll just have to do some research on which unis are best for mental health provisions whilst I wait to see a psychiatrist on the NHS (I'm not too sure how everything works but I'll research it)
    I've been untreated for much too long now and my diagnosis is getting worse so treating it is top priority for me I guess.
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    (Original post by StrawbAri)
    Thanks guys

    Hmm I'll just have to do some research on which unis are best for mental health provisions whilst I wait to see a psychiatrist on the NHS (I'm not too sure how everything works but I'll research it)
    I've been untreated for much too long now and my diagnosis is getting worse so treating it is top priority for me I guess.
    To see a psychiatrist on the NHS first step is GP. They will either refer you to see a psychiatrist, or a team such as CMHT or EIS who will have a psychiatrist attached to them.

    edit: only if they deem you necessary of seeing a mental health specialist, they may treat you themselves.
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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    Had to cancel my CPN appt today, my bowel has flared up again and I'm pretty much bed bound and feel like **** physically. Sucks because I've been struggling for the last week or so mentally but I've managed to get another appt for Monday at least so that's not too bad.

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    :hugs: hope you feel better soon
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    Can anyone tell me what to expect when I visit a CPN? I got an appointment for next week.
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    (Original post by drbluebox)
    Can anyone tell me what to expect when I visit a CPN? I got an appointment for next week.
    Is the CPN your initial contact with secondary psychiatric services?

    I think (though it will depend one what you've already done) that they'd ask you basic questions like about when did your symptoms start, what are your symptoms, what do you want help with, have you tried/are you on any medication, what's your day to day life like, what stresses you out....erm, basically stuff like that.
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    (Original post by Little Popcorns)
    :hugs: hope you feel better soon
    Thanks :hugs: feel a lot better now than how I did this morning. There was no way I could have managed to the appt this morning

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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    Thanks :hugs: feel a lot better now than how I did this morning. There was no way I could have managed to the appt this morning

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    Hope you're feeling better for Monday :hugs:
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    I'm visiting a catholic university. I was sitting in the church thinking then before I knew it I was crying. I used to have pretty strong faith in god but then he took away someone close to me and I find it so hard to reconcile that with the idea that apparently god loves us. I feel like this grief will never go away, it's been 13 years and I still feel unable to cope. Does anyone here have experience with losing someone really close to them and how they manage?

    On the flip side, the church was really beautiful. Stained glass windows and lots of gold. And the campus is incredible, it reminds me of Cambridge but even more old buildings. I would love to go to uni here but there's no way I'm smart enough (not to mention the tuition fees!).
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    I've been really impulsive over the last few days. It's been nice, because I've got things done, but also a pain because I've spent loads of money. I even went out and got my nose pierced today, and had to be stopped from buying loads of stuff I didn't need. I really hate spending money. It's only times like these when I can bring myself to spend more than a few pounds
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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    Thanks :hugs: feel a lot better now than how I did this morning. There was no way I could have managed to the appt this morning

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    Glad you're feeling a bit better and that they managed to rearrange for as soon as Monday you can PM if you need to :hugs:
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    ITT I learn what a CPN is.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Is the CPN your initial contact with secondary psychiatric services?

    I think (though it will depend one what you've already done) that they'd ask you basic questions like about when did your symptoms start, what are your symptoms, what do you want help with, have you tried/are you on any medication, what's your day to day life like, what stresses you out....erm, basically stuff like that.
    I saw a councellor a few months back who said she couldn't help me as the issues I was having were more suited to CPN, but then said the waiting list is very big in my area.

    That being said I saw my doctor 2 weeks ago to chase up as councellor never got back to me despite being promised.
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    Voices been really loud this past couple of hours or so. I'm meant to be revising for my two exams next week but in 2 hours I've only read about 20 pages. TSR is great for being occupying thus stopping things getting really bad but I'm still slowly deteriorating.

    Want to go watch a hockey game at 7.30 but I'm not so sure being surrounded by hundreds of people will help things. Then again, I love hockey and don't get this opportunity often. :sad:
 
 
 
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