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Hi, my name is Strider!

StriderStrider Member Posts: 4 Listener
I’m a 61yo male with a chronic spinal injury sustained in 2003. Hello one and all...!

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,704 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Strider how has your weekend been? :)
    Community Champion
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 2,884 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Strider - Welcome to this very friendly & supportive community from me too. Thank you for joining & sharing about yourself. It's nice to 'meet' you.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,365 Scope community team
    Great to meet you @Strider. How are you getting on?
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • StriderStrider Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Not too bad thanks Adrian but my injuries have resulted in a slide into depression which is being medicated and I suddenly felt very alone in the world despite being happily married. At that moment, Scope turned up in my
    mailbox and I wondered if this could be a chance to feel a little more ‘normal’!!
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,365 Scope community team
    Well, you're more than welcome here @Strider. Are you getting much in the way of mental health support besides medication?
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • StriderStrider Member Posts: 4 Listener
    ‘afraid not!  My GP only really considers the physical symptoms and tries to treat them empirically. As far as mental and emotional support is concerned, my darling wife takes the load. 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 2,884 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi again @Strider - I'm sorry to read your GP isn't helping with your mental health. I'm going to ask my friend @thespiceman for his help,as he has some good resources.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 9,382 Scope community team
    Welcome to the community @Strider, great to have you here. 
    Community Partner
    Scope
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Strider   Pleased to meet you. 

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Sorry to hear not good.

    I am one of the community champions, my good friend @chiarieds mentioned me.

    Please if I can suggest the following these are all mental health charities take clientele with disabilities as well.

    With mental health.

    I am also to advise speak to these organisations, they offer floating support, welfare, wellbeing, and look at every thing.

    I am going to give you several organisations connected with your disability very useful and can help.

    Offer a lot of information, support, guidance and advice.

    For Mental Health

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

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

    https://www.rethink.org.

    Last one is an advocate charity. Understand your experiencing problems with GP.

    Used these myself for any problems with Doctors speak on your behalf.

    Something to consider.

    One final point might not be all areas.

    For Spinal Problems any pain.

    https://www.spinal.co.uk.

    https://www.awaywithpain.co.uk.

    Please if you have any problems please get in touch.

    I have  long term mental health issues and disability.  Help those like yourself.

    Have an addiction history use that and my wealth of knowledge, expertise.

    Happy to be supportive, offer compassion and empathy.

    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.
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  • StriderStrider Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you so much @thespiceman. I will research those links and see which of them best fits my needs. I am very grateful for your help. Be well and safe. 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Strider   Pleasure to help you any problems keep in touch ask me.

    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
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