has anyone been referred to MIND charity before? The mental health team referred me...just feeling little apprehensive about it all.

I get support from Sheffield Mind. They are affiliated with but not connected to the national mind charity. They are very good. They've helped with my confidence and mental stability.

07 Feb 2019
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Feeling quite happy today, made my first step with my weight loss journey by joining slimming world :) feeling very motivated by it.

Well done! Hope it goes well. Have a friend who just started there and it seems really good

05 Feb 2019

Thank you! It is really good, can eat pretty much everything. Good luck to your friend :)

06 Feb 2019
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Not feeling very motivated today...tried my best to feel motivated but isn't happening :(

Trying is important though...

04 Feb 2019
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In a very positive mood today, since I woke up. Best day I've had all week!

Just notice your graph, its perfect.

03 Feb 2019

Thank you Ian, I am slowly but surely getting there! Taking each day as it comes. I'm also learning to be kinder to myself, it is difficult but I need to remember I'm only human and not to let my mental health control me 🙂

03 Feb 2019
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Feeling rather proud of myself today, which I don't say very often! Managed to keep myself in a positive mind set and keeping myself busy :) hopefully tomorrow will be the same, fingers crossed.

Great that you can recognise when you're doing well, hard sometimes to be kind to ourselves, let go of long held views

01 Feb 2019
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My positive mood has kept up today, which I'm pleased. Currently chilling out on the sofa playing my favourite game after doing some housework :)
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Feeling somewhat positive today, hopefully it will keep up :)
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Feeling okay so far. My mum is leaving today to drive back up home, I know I'll end up getting upset as I always do. Trying to stay positive and busy.
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Feeling hopeful..doctors went much better than I had expected. Anti depressants have been increased and medication for my anxiety. Fingers crossed they help me

Glad to hear it! It's good to have some hope. Remember, it takes time...just keep getting through those days!

28 Jan 2019

Thank you Jeff, just trying to remind myself to take one day at a time and not overthink and panic myself

28 Jan 2019
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Feeling anxious today..got a follow up this afternoon at my doctors regarding my mental health. I'm scared and ashamed...I don't want to be told off.

Doctors don't do that. Otherwise they are not good doctor. Focus on present.

28 Jan 2019

Nothing to be ashamed of just go in with an open mind. Good luck

28 Jan 2019

Remember that mental health is an illness. No one would make you ashamed if you had pneumonia. It's just a different kind of illness, and if doctors don't take you seriously, you talk to someone else. They are there to help you!

28 Jan 2019

Thank you for your comments guys. Doctors went really well, she was so kind and made me feel comfortable. She really helped me and has pre booked me a follow up for 2 weeks.

28 Jan 2019
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I'm new to mood panda, I've no idea if this will work? I feel silly. Feeling very low and lost the moment. Trying to find my way out of my negative thoughts, so here is to step one. :)

Welcome Grace! Hope you find MP helpful and supportive. Sorry to hear you're feeling so low, but step 1 is a good one :)

27 Jan 2019

Thank you Cindy, I hope so too, my head is all muddled. My mental health team suggested MP as I find it difficult to speak verbally about how I feel and much easier to writing about it. I have been referred to a councillor just waiting to hear back x

27 Jan 2019

Totally with you on finding writing easier:) good to hear you've reached out for help, that's really brave. Ask us anything you like about how MP works - see whether it works for you xx

27 Jan 2019

Thank you, I don't feel brave right now but hoping that will come in time. I think it will, I'm quite a sociable person and it'll be nice to chat to others who maybe going through similar situation xx

27 Jan 2019

Hi Grace, guess you have a long wait for counselling? I've found MP really useful, lots of people with similar issues and with plenty of advice.

27 Jan 2019

Hello Ian. Umm, Friday evening I ended up in hospital due to overdose and self harm :( sorry if it's too much detail. But mental health team were involved and told me I'd have contact from MIND in next 5 days for an appointment so I'm just waiting.

27 Jan 2019

Detail is not a problem for me, been in a pretty dark place myself. Its sad that it has to get to that point but with the right help you can turn it around.

27 Jan 2019

Although it is terrible circumstances, it is nice to know I'm not alone in this. I really do hope I can turn this around, same goes for you.

27 Jan 2019
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