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LLaura

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Admin u think a category for Fear of Success can be added also? I've searched the web high and low for a name for it, somthingophobia .. but come up empty, but it's more commmon than ppl think and often is behind many cases of agorophobia and social phobia and i for one that has a long history of trying to deal with it could use some discussion of it here, as do a few others here. Did a web search for forum activity on this and only came up with some threads on it on oddball :blink: sites. A m/h site with a dedicated category for it would bring in plenty of ppl, i'm sure (ok enough sales pitch, sorry).

Thx

LLaura

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I think on the old forum, a place to discuss the chat room worked quite well - anyone else think its a commodity that we may require in the future?

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I think on the old forum, a place to discuss the chat room worked quite well - anyone else think its a commodity that we may require in the future?

Yep, agree there Amanda. A place for any chat room issues, notices, alerts and compliments/complaints can go. Esp useful for when chat server goes down and ppl are lost.. well see Forum on that.

LLaura (btw, admin if any of these suggestions are already in the works, then apologies)

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two ideas.

first one is to ditch the user rep/rating system, people dont take criticism well and a negative remark can start an open forum war.

second, lock the pictures area out for people who arnt logged in to the forums, just as a matter of courtesy / privacy.

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two ideas.

first one is to ditch the user rep/rating system, people dont take criticism well and a negative remark can start an open forum war.

second, lock the pictures area out for people who arnt logged in to the forums, just as a matter of courtesy / privacy.

First idea: don't post if you don't like it, It's for topic posts not people.

Second idea: don't post a picture and make it public if you do not want other people to see it.

Actually the pictures above the forum were off putting so i have removed them, People can still view the Gallery.

Admin.

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Have thought for a while about adding a section to the forum or homepage for listing helpline numbers, local mental health or social services etc. It's a common occurrence for people to ask about them, especially newbies, and because this is a global chatroom it's unusual for someone to have the information to hand. Often by the time it's been dug up the person asking has left. If we had a page for it this might not happen so much. As much as we like to help people 'in-house' there are times when we just don't have the info or ability to assist in any practical way, for things like suicidal feelings or addiction problems for example. Would be good to have something to refer people to in these cases. I'd be happy to do some research and info gathering if people think this is a good idea.

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Hiya Cat

I found this but some may be old if you wouldn't mind when you have the time please could you make sure there up to date then once sorted i can make this a sticky here on forum , i would do it myself but am not well atm

Any help would be greatly appreciated

love dino

xxxxxxx

Whether you're concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines can offer expert advice.

UK based Helplines and links

NHS 24 Helpline

If you are feeling ill now please contact your GP. If you’re ill when your doctor’s surgery is closed and you feel it can’t wait until it re-opens, call NHS 24 on 08454 24 24 24. Calls to NHS 24 should cost no more than the price of a local telephone call from a BT landline. Calls from mobiles and other networks may vary.

NHS Helpline

Our partner service, the NHS Helpline, can give you details of all pharmacies, GP practices and dental practices in Scotland. They can also give you information about illnesses and conditions, treatments, NHS services and other support services.

Tel: 0800 22 44 88 (8am to 10pm, 7 days)

General

* Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 08457 90 90 90 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

* Sane

Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness.

Phone: 0845 767 8000 (daily, 1pm-11pm)

SANEmail email: sanemail@org.uk

Website: www.sane.org.uk

* Mind

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0845 766 0163

Website: www.mind.org.uk

* The Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for everyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

Phone: 020 7802 0300

Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

* YoungMinds

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

Phone: 0800 018 2138

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

* Sign

Helps to prevent deaf people developing mental health problems.

Phone: 01494 687600

Website: www.signcharity.org.uk

* PAPYRUS

Teenage suicide prevention society.

Phone: HOPElineUK 0870 170 4000

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

* Self-Injury Helpline

0117 925 1119

* Manic Depression Fellowship

A charity helping people with manic depression/bipolar disorder.

Phone: 0845 634 0540

Website: www.mdf.org.uk

Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence)

* NSPCC

Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.

Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children

0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child

Website: www.nspcc.org.uk

* Refuge

Advice on dealing with domestic violence.

Phone: 0808 2000 247

Website: www.refuge.org.uk

Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling)

* Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: 0845 769 7555

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

* Narcotics Anonymous

Phone: 0845 373 3366

Website: www.ukna.org

* Gamblers Anonymous

Phone: 020 7384 3040

Website: www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

Bereavement

* Cruse Bereavement Care

Phone: 0844 477 9400

Website: www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

Crime victims

* Rape Crisis

Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk/members.html

* Victim Support

Phone: 0845 30 30 900

Website: www.victimsupport.org

Eating disorders

* Beat

formerly the Eating Disorders Association

Phone: 0845 634 1414

Website: www.b-eat.co.uk

National Centre for Eating Disorders,

54 New Road, Esher, Surrey KT10 9NU Tel: 0845 838 2040 Email: ncfed@btclick.com

Obsessions

* OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) Action

Support for people with obsessive compulsive disorder. Includes information on treatment and resources.

Phone: 020 7226 4000

* OCD UK

Charity website run by obsessive compulsives. Includes facts, news and treatments.

Phone: 0870 126 9506

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And for American members

some toll free numbers that might be of interest.

1-800-273-talk Hope Line Network

This it for suicide prevention and depression

1-800-931-2237 National Eating Disorders Association

International treatment referrals and information

1-800-therapist (1-800-843-7274) Therapist Network International

mental health referral services

1-800-969-6642 National Mental Health Association

has local listing of self help support groups

1-800-7-voice-8 Voices in Action

assistance for incest and sexual abuse survivors

1-800-64-panic (1-800-647-2642) Panic Disorder Info Line

provides written info and referral lists of counselors in local areas

Again cat any help you could give me id be eternally grateful :)

love dino

xxxxxxx

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some topics in the Off-Topic don't really belong in the Off-Topic section...

Hi David

Please could you elaborate a bit more regarding the above statement

eg: which posts and why plus where do you suggest they go

I will then if need be rearrange to suit your needs , like to keep the clients here happy ya know :)

dino

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Hi David

Please could you elaborate a bit more regarding the above statement

eg: which posts and why plus where do you suggest they go

I will then if need be rearrange to suit your needs , like to keep the clients here happy ya know :)

dino

Sure, i was reffering to the threads "mws - PLEASE READ" and "For LLaura". Those could not be any more On-Topic and seems sorta odd theyre in the Off-Topic section but i think there needs to be another section added to the forum...maybe a Serious/Main/General Discussion or something of that nature. Or could just change the name of the Forum section and put serious discussions there.

Just my observation.. ;)

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Hi david

Unfortunately i cannot add new sections only admin can so i shall pass this on for him to decide what to do B)

Maybe a memorial section for lost loved ones and another for get well wishes :)

obviously we cannot add different sections for everything or we would soon run out of space but i see your point that we could do with a few new added ones ;)

PS:admin my jokes disappeared to have you sectioned them to quarantine for being to rude :lol: :lol:

love dino

xxxxxx

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