Mental Health Support Society XVIII

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    Parents have had to rush up north very early this morning as my uncle isn't very well at all and has been admitted to icu and it's basically all I can think about. :cry:

    Which isn't good when I have my driving test today.

    Luckily I still had my counsellors number from school because she's so supportive of me even when she hasn't seen me for a year now. (She told me when I left that I could text her if I needed to at any time)

    My brain is basically like ahhhh right now. :hide:
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    I'm doing my MSc in clinical psychology this September.

    The government have started a new 10k loan which helps fund the cost. A lot of people also work part time jobs to help fund. Otherwise a bank loan shouldn't be too hard to get but payback rate can be high.*
    Oh okay I wasn't aware of that government loan I will check it out, thank you. Yeah I was thinking of doing the masters part time and get a job as a social worker part time too.

    Did you decide on Kingston in the end?


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    I've got a quick question for you guys. I'm involved on a project working with a major mental health charity to develop a conference for young people with the theme of digital media and mental health. We've been thinking of getting a "celebrity" involved, so just a couple of questions on that:

    1) Are there any popular bloggers or vloggers who have used the Internet to discuss mental health that would attract you to an event?

    2) Are there any others who have used digital media, or other forms of media to talk about mental illness that would attract you to an event?

    3) Would someone like this attract you to an event if they were the main/guest speaker?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!!!


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    (Original post by bullettheory)
    I've got a quick question for you guys. I'm involved on a project working with a major mental health charity to develop a conference for young people with the theme of digital media and mental health. We've been thinking of getting a "celebrity" involved, so just a couple of questions on that:

    1) Are there any popular bloggers or vloggers who have used the Internet to discuss mental health that would attract you to an event?

    2) Are there any others who have used digital media, or other forms of media to talk about mental illness that would attract you to an event?

    3) Would someone like this attract you to an event if they were the main/guest speaker?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!!!


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    Not celebs as such, but huge folliwers on social media
    Johnny Benjamin (find mike campaign)

    Jack Monroe (they are very open about mental health and their past and current battle with depression and anxiety)

    Dodie Clark (Youtube doddleoddle/doddlevloggle has been open about struggling with depression in her vlogs)

    Then theres jo brand who is ace and fights for MH campaigns and stuff as she used to be a MH nurse


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    (Original post by bullettheory)
    I've got a quick question for you guys. I'm involved on a project working with a major mental health charity to develop a conference for young people with the theme of digital media and mental health. We've been thinking of getting a "celebrity" involved, so just a couple of questions on that:

    1) Are there any popular bloggers or vloggers who have used the Internet to discuss mental health that would attract you to an event?

    2) Are there any others who have used digital media, or other forms of media to talk about mental illness that would attract you to an event?

    3) Would someone like this attract you to an event if they were the main/guest speaker?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!!!


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    Second vote for Johnny Benjamin. I hadn't realised this til my Mind line manager mentioned it, but he is the same age and has the same disorder as me. So he's kinda an inspiration to me

    I would love to meet him or at least hear him speak - would def be an incentive to come to a conference I'd even be willing to pay to hear him! :yep:
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    (Original post by bullettheory)
    Oh okay I wasn't aware of that government loan I will check it out, thank you. Yeah I was thinking of doing the masters part time and get a job as a social worker part time too.

    Did you decide on Kingston in the end?


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    I did yeah
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    Apparently i 'wont have time to be anxious'. Right.


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    I'm starting uni in September and lately been feeling rather lost + inadequate.

    I've been feeling mentally worse just in general but dont know if my case is serious enough to talk to someone
    on campus mental health as I'm worried about my long-term mental health while at university.
    I don't know if I should wait for a certain level of severity otherwise I might just be wasting their time...

    I've just constantly been having negative thoughts & self-doubt not in academia but in every aspect in life. . :sigh:
    its been a struggle getting up every day.
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    Does anyone else have friends that make out as if their life is superior in some way or another? As in they are busy during the day and they assume that you aren't. Therefore, their life is "superior" in some way or another.
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    Got some good news today - the council are finally installing a buzzer door system in my block of flats next month so not everyone will be able to walk into the block and cause trouble, start shouting, kick doors etc. That's honestly made my day might not stop all the trouble makers but should cut it down a lot I'd imagine. Hoping that makes me feel a bit safer and more comfortable in my own home

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    I passed my driving test today :woo:

    But sadly the entire situation with my uncle is still on my mind... :cry2:
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    (Original post by PandaWho)
    Not celebs as such, but huge folliwers on social media
    Johnny Benjamin (find mike campaign)

    Jack Monroe (they are very open about mental health and their past and current battle with depression and anxiety)

    Dodie Clark (Youtube doddleoddle/doddlevloggle has been open about struggling with depression in her vlogs)

    Then theres jo brand who is ace and fights for MH campaigns and stuff as she used to be a MH nurse


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    Thank you! Those are some really good ideas I'll check them out!!


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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Second vote for Johnny Benjamin. I hadn't realised this til my Mind line manager mentioned it, but he is the same age and has the same disorder as me. So he's kinda an inspiration to me

    I would love to meet him or at least hear him speak - would def be an incentive to come to a conference I'd even be willing to pay to hear him! :yep:
    Okay cool! I met him once, although I didn't know who he was until someone told me later. Seemed a nice guy. Well if we manage to get him I'll send you the details of the conference. You can pay me in cookies


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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    I did yeah
    Nice one, hope it goes well for you, I've still got one more year at Kingston.


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    I had my second CAMHS assessment today and got told that I probably have severe anxiety which was a shock if I'm honest but I have a feeling he's going to diagnose more luckily I have more meetings arranged with him, the adolescent clinical psychologist, so will wait and see
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    I caught myself at a bad angle in the mirror and I can't believe how much it's upset me. Objectively I know I'm a normal shape and size but I cant help but feel huge. Honestly thought I was over this body image ******** but it keeps coming back.
    Still haven't heard back from IAPT since the woman I see for CBT went off sick a few weeks ago :facepalm:
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm starting uni in September and lately been feeling rather lost + inadequate.

    I've been feeling mentally worse just in general but dont know if my case is serious enough to talk to someone
    on campus mental health as I'm worried about my long-term mental health while at university.
    I don't know if I should wait for a certain level of severity otherwise I might just be wasting their time...

    I've just constantly been having negative thoughts & self-doubt not in academia but in every aspect in life. . :sigh:
    its been a struggle getting up every day.
    Please don't make my mistake of putting off getting help til it's severe - it may be too far gone by then to 'easily' turn things around. Seek help at the earliest opportunity. You're worth it :hugs:



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    Okay cool! I met him once, although I didn't know who he was until someone told me later. Seemed a nice guy. Well if we manage to get him I'll send you the details of the conference. You can pay me in cookies

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    :gah: :love:

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    my life is grimmer than grim. I don't have the words to even explain how bleak and hopeless everything is. can't say too much, but truly. just horrific.
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    Im so fed up of this.
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
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    Please poke me tomorrow about the blog thing please!
 
 
 
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