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    (Original post by McNuggetsAhoy)
    Ah, cool. I get so confused with benefits and stuff. Filling in the forms is a nightmare .

    Thanks for the help . Hope you are well.
    If you google local housing allowence for your area it will tell you how much a week is the maximum you are entitled too, i imagine you will only be entitled to the shared rate (single person under 25)
    But like i say it goes on your income.

    Also all shared housing is different and each person has a different experience. I know when my sister was in supported shared housing she liked it 80% of the time and they got her loads of support which helped her get back on her feet, and eventually into a half way house type situation where she was in her own flat but still had a key worker for support. Now shes in her own house and has my amazing nephew

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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    Thank you for the reply, hope you managed to sleep well :hugs:

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    OCD and panics are high today. I was up most of the night tossing and turning, couldn't get comfy, cats woke me up, it was too warm etc and I ended up not waking up until around 2pm today and for some reason that set off a panic attack and then OCD kicked in and made me find faults (as in contamination based faults) in everything I touched, went to eat or drink, looked at etc so it made me through a lot of things in the bin which I know I'll regret once I calm down. My OCD hasn't been like this for a month or so. Its there every day but not as in my face as it has been today and some of yesterday. Just feel very tense, on edge and like I am waiting for something to happen be it a panic, another compulsion or something catastrophic. Been here before and I know I just have to try my best to sail through it and remember compulsions are only compulsions and that I don't have to give into each and every one of them but even if I do, I shouldn't beat myself up and that it'll pass.

    Just gonna take it easy today and have a day in front of my laptop and go for a bath soon :yep:
    No worries! I slept very well thanks! :hugs:

    Aw im sorry to hear you had a bad day!
    How were things after your bath? Did you manage to calm down a bit afterwards?
    Hope youre ok today!
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    (Original post by Ezme39)
    Feel so embarrassed. Got my OCD phrase stuck in my head when I was with friends last night, and was very bad at hiding my panic :/ alcohol is not my friend at the moment
    Aw theres no need to feel embarassed!
    Everyone has these moments and OCD is very hard to live with!
    Youre doing very well!
    Id hope youre ok! :hugs:
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    Feel like I annoy everyone :/
    Think pushing people away accidentally should be my speciality.
    No wonder i'm lonely tbh, suppose it is my own fault :/

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    (Original post by FireFreezer77)
    No worries! I slept very well thanks! :hugs:

    Aw im sorry to hear you had a bad day!
    How were things after your bath? Did you manage to calm down a bit afterwards?
    Hope youre ok today!
    The bath helped me sleep but my OCD is still sky high today. Finding it quite hard to function today with it but I just have to remember that it'll settle down soon and I've been here and worse with it before and got through it. Just hope I'm better for my bday on Saturday! Panics got in the way of my bday last yr and I don't want it to happen again this yr.

    How are you today with your OCD? :hugs:

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    Got a huge headache and my stomach hurts - can't not do any work though bc I've got **** loads of work to do!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Aw theres no need to feel embarassed!
    Everyone has these moments and OCD is very hard to live with!
    Youre doing very well!
    Id hope youre ok! :hugs:
    Thanks :hugs: usually it's not a problem at all, and I feel disappointed with myself- even though I know that's ridiculous
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    The stupid psychiatrist didn't tell the GP to increase my sertraline so I embarrassed myself requesting for a new one. I'm so mad at her she's so useless. I'm seeing her on Thursday and I'm asking for my clopixol to be given in tablet form again. Since my last psychiatrist said he would put me on tablet form last year. If only he done it before I got changed to this *****. She never reduces my medication and if she does she waits 6 to 9 months to reduce it. I hate her I want my old psychiatrist he sympathetic to my needs. I just needed to vent.
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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    The bath helped me sleep but my OCD is still sky high today. Finding it quite hard to function today with it but I just have to remember that it'll settle down soon and I've been here and worse with it before and got through it. Just hope I'm better for my bday on Saturday! Panics got in the way of my bday last yr and I don't want it to happen again this yr.

    How are you today with your OCD? :hugs:

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    Im glad it helped you to sleep!
    Aw im sorry to hear that :hugs:
    It will settle down soon and then you can be happy like me for a while!
    Youre a very strong young lady and are doing incredibly well to get through this!
    Aw me too! Ill try to remember that and wish you a happy birthday!!
    Aw that mustve sucked then! I hope it all goes well this year!

    Im not too bad thanks! Ive had to wash my hands a few times but thats all really :hugs:
    Yesterday wasnt the best though tbh.
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    (Original post by Ezme39)
    Thanks :hugs: usually it's not a problem at all, and I feel disappointed with myself- even though I know that's ridiculous
    That was me btw! I didnt realize it was anon!
    No worries! You shouldnt feel disappointed! OCD is incredibly hard to live with!
    Youre doing incredibly well! :hugs:
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    (Original post by Indieboohoo1)
    The stupid psychiatrist didn't tell the GP to increase my sertraline so I embarrassed myself requesting for a new one. I'm so mad at her she's so useless. I'm seeing her on Thursday and I'm asking for my clopixol to be given in tablet form again. Since my last psychiatrist said he would put me on tablet form last year. If only he done it before I got changed to this *****. She never reduces my medication and if she does she waits 6 to 9 months to reduce it. I hate her I want my old psychiatrist he sympathetic to my needs. I just needed to vent.
    Aw im sorry to hear that your psychiatrist isnt very good!
    You shouldnt feel embarassed. They messed up and you need your medication!
    Are you gonna request a change?
    I sure hope you finally get it in tablet form! Liquid medicine sucks!
    I hope you can get something sorted out soon!!!
    Its good to let it out!
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    Been feeling so anxious today. Can't seem to pull myself out of this mood..
    I'm the anon who posted about OCD before btw, figured I should probably sign off with something, so its not confusing!
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    (Original post by McNuggetsAhoy)
    Got a meeting on Thursday about moving into supported accommodation and have heard some bad things about it in general so I'm feeling a bit nervous. Even if it is really terrible I don't think I have much of a choice about it. I really need to move out and this will be my best option for doing so. I'm not even sure how much it will cost a month so I can't even do any budgeting. It is a shared flat with shared toilet and kitchen and shared living room so I doubt it will cost more than £400 a month but that is still half my income and food is really expensive here so I'm not sure how I'll be able to budget for everything. One thing is for sure if I do move out I'll have to give up smoking because it is far too expensive. I'm dreading how hard that will be. I smoke about 20 a day.

    At least the accommodation is near to my family so I won't be moving hundreds of miles away.
    I don't mean to worry you, but I'm in supported housing, sharing everything except a bedroom with others, and have to pay £183pw. I would ask the question asap. You don't want to end up in the situation I'm in - have moved in, but HB application not accepted and no one I have asked can help me. Am stressed out of my mind because I have no money coming in at all and very little savings. Start the application and ask all the questions asap.
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    (Original post by FireFreezer77)
    Aw im sorry to hear that your psychiatrist isnt very good!
    You shouldnt feel embarassed. They messed up and you need your medication!
    Are you gonna request a change?
    I sure hope you finally get it in tablet form! Liquid medicine sucks!
    I hope you can get something sorted out soon!!!
    Its good to let it out!
    Thanks and yeah I did ask for a change but they said that they need a letter from my psychiatrist before I can receive it.
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    How do you motivate yourself when you're failing?

    Last week I was reading a chapter a day as well as doing all the online assignments. However, since getting the worst grade in class I've found it extremely difficult to read or do any work as I just feel like I'll fail again - which I realize is ridiculous because obviously I will definitely do badly if I don't do any work.
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    (Original post by Indieboohoo1)
    Thanks and yeah I did ask for a change but they said that they need a letter from my psychiatrist before I can receive it.
    No worries!
    Ah right well that sounds like an awkward situtaion then. I assume youve got to get the letter from the psychiatrist?
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    Hi all! Really can't be bothered posting anon - I never know when someone tags me But hi :hi: I'm anon 14
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    I'm so embarrassed my exams have caused me to have several breakdowns recently the latest one at the start of my English exam in front of my class and teacher. Everyone has been supportive but how do I stop worrying and stop feeling like if I don't get my predicted grades I have let everyone down? AllI seem to do is cry sorry for this long paragraph
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm so embarrassed my exams have caused me to have several breakdowns recently the latest one at the start of my English exam in front of my class and teacher. Everyone has been supportive but how do I stop worrying and stop feeling like if I don't get my predicted grades I have let everyone down? AllI seem to do is cry sorry for this long paragraph
    Its all about self belief. You need to begin believing in yourself. Its easier said than done, I know, but you need to start thinking positively and think you can do it so you can do it. Whenever I walk into the exam hall, I say myself 'Okay, tat. I can do it'. And I continuously say that till I believe that I can. I don't know if this helps and I apologise if it doesn't but I wish you the very best of luck for any coming exams:hugs:
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    Didn't know it was father's day until today.
    Would be lying if i said i didnt care, i do just not about him. Wish i could have a proper father someone who is actually like a dad. Doesn't matter i suppose since he isnt even here rn, not that i want him to be he can **** off for all eternity for all i care.
    Hope everyone else is having a nice day and that you appreciate what you have

    ~Anon 1
 
 
 
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