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Help! Mental Health, Emotional and mental wellbeing

Post by Tom fod » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:45 pm

Living with Dyspraxia is all too often a strain and all too often other peoples' attitudes can make it worse.

All too often people come to this forum after they have discovered they are ir may be Dyspraxic and are looking for info about what it all means and what next. Others post due to problems at work, with family or friends or because they are feeling alone.

I've experienced significant anxiety in my life and for years wasn't aware it was related to my being dyspraxic.

By all means ask a question here in the forum or just vent steam. I try to look and will try to respond to unanswered questions to the best of my ability and understanding.

This is a work in progress
Please post your personal tips and strategies and links to useful sites and information below. I can then edit to add and incorporate under the categories below



United Kingdom based


The Dyspraxia Foundation
www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk
Helpline Mon - Fri 0900 - 1300 (1pm). 01462 454986

Dyspraxia and Life
www.dyspraxialifemagazine.co.uk

The Dyspraxic Doctor
https://www.thedyspraxicdoctor.com

There are also support groups on Social Media including:

Dyspraxia and Adulthood

Dyspraxia and Life





You Tube

Krystal Bella

The Two Dyspraxics

The Theatric Dyspraxic



More general Mental Health support (UK)

The Samaritans
https://www.samaritans.org. Call 116123

Campaign against Living Miserably
https://www.thecalmzone.net

Anxiety UK
https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk

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

NHS
https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-ma ... gIWM_D_BwE



Problems with the Department of Work and Pensions.(DWP)

Support at or relating to work

SCOPE (UK Disability Organisation)
https://www.scope.org.uk


ACAS
https://www.acas.org.uk. Helpline Mon to Fri 0800 -1800 (6pm) 0300 123 1100

GMB
https://www.gmb.org.uk/sites/default/fi ... -guide.pdf

Access to Work
https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work
or visit your local Jobcentre Plus



Studying
http://www.diverse-learners.co.uk



Ireland
Dyspraxia Ireland
www.dyspraxiaireland.com. Helpline 01 8747 085


Europe



North America
DyspraxiaUSA. www.dyspraxiausa.org


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Re: Help! Mental Health, Emotional and mental wellbeing

Post by michael » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:01 pm

I didn't know that anxiety was characteristic of dyspraxia till recently. Thanks Tom, very thoughtful of you to post this.

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Re: Help! Mental Health, Emotional and mental wellbeing

Post by Tom fod » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:56 pm

I would say anxiety is a standard reaction for many of us. If anyone has any tips and/or has managed to banish it and has a universal solution please share your secret and let us all know. A dark and warped sense of humour can only go so far! :-)
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Re: Help! Mental Health, Emotional and mental wellbeing

Post by pixiewithdocs » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:47 pm

Hi Tom, thanks for posting this.


My counsellor says living with a hidden disability causes us lots of daily strain. So thanks for these links that can help support us all.


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Re: Help! Mental Health, Emotional and mental wellbeing

Post by firemonkey » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:44 pm

Anxiety is something that occurs with my Asperger's and schizoaffective disorder . Very probably being dyspraxic ,although not officially diagnosed , adds to that anxiety.

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Re: Help! Mental Health, Emotional and mental wellbeing

Post by Tom fod » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:45 pm

V much so
We're intelligent but it's a disconnect when we mske silly mistakes despite our best efforts.
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Re: Help! Mental Health, Emotional and mental wellbeing

Post by RenegadeDyspraxic » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:10 pm

I am so glad to have come across this thread. For many years I have suffered from high levels of anxiety and never really known why. Even though I was diagnosed back at the age of 4 with Dyspraxia, I was never told about how it was connected to my high anxiety.
Discovering so was a huge relief for me but at the same time, felt like a massive slap in the face. For growing up and receiving treatment, I was told at one point that I am no longer Dyspraxic. Yet this isn't to be the case as it turns out the anxiety is also just another part of it.
So yes being Dyspraxic does lead to high anxiety.
Are you on Facebook? If so then why not sign up to the Dyspraxia Support Group, where you can chat with fellow Dyspraxics at https://www.facebook.com/groups/294976028092912/

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