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Mikey1975

I'm in Bridgend South Wales

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greenpulse

Im in Nottingham at the moment :)

Also have a base in Cheshire, near Crewe

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Katy91

Service user needed to join the Programme Advisory Group for the Research into Antipsychotic Discontinuation And Reduction (RADAR) study Introduction We are looking for a mental health service user to join the Programme Advisory Group for a new and exciting six year study. The study is about the process of discontinuing or reducing antipsychotic medication. The study lead is Dr Joanna Moncrieff from UCL. The research will take place in London and Essex. What is the Programme Advisory Group? The function of the Advisory Group is to provide external scrutiny to this NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Health funded research study. The chair of the group is Prof Tom Craig from the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience (IOPPN). The Programme Advisory Group will meet twice a year in London. What will be required? The following will be required of Advisory Group members:  Attending face to face meetings of the group in London twice a year. Meetings will last between three and four hours (with breaks)  Reading papers ahead of meetings and with other group members holding the study team to account.  Constructively raising any concerns that you might have and offering possible solutions.  Responding to occasional correspondence between meetings of the group by email. Reimbursement for your time will be offered and all reasonable travel expenses will be covered. Applicants will need to be comfortable in using email and have some experience of sitting on similar groups for other mental health research studies. Some knowledge of mental health research will also be required. Experience of taking anti-psychotic medication is essential. The research will focus on people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and so we are looking for people with relevant lived experience. How to apply To apply please complete the application form and return it to Thomas Kabir (email: thomaskabir@mcpin.org) by 5pm on July 17th 2015. For more information please contact the study lead Dr Joanna Moncrieff (email: j.moncrieff@ucl.ac.uk)

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btdt

If there is a UK thread maybe it would be a good idea to post it there since people have to live in the UK to participate. 

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Altostrata

merged with the Great Britain topic.

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Rosie20yearsago

Hi I am based in the Wirral, near Liverpool

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Rosie20yearsago

Hi I am based in the Wirral, near Liverpool

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302zoloft

I am in Hertfordshire and I found life works in Surrey to be an amazing help getting off ads and I called the Bristol tranquilliser project too for support. Good this helps some UK residents!

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Obstacle1

I am in Hertfordshire and I found life works in Surrey to be an amazing help getting off ads and I called the Bristol tranquilliser project too for support. Good this helps some UK residents!

 

That sounds interesting. What kind of help do they offer? It always seemed to be me that places like that recognise how real addictions to recreational drugs are but didn't offer much help for people affected by psychiatric drugs?

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pocketnurse

Count me in on this. will help in any way I can. 

 

I am in Hampshire not too far from Southampton.

 

 

x

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Georgina

Hi all, I am from London. Thanks

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Minny

Hi I am from Lancashire

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Tilly

Hi,

 

I am on the border of Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Nottinghamshire.

 

I would like to set up a support group in the new year. Please PM me if you would be interested in attending.

 

Tilly x

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Cooper

Hi

 

I live in Haslemere on the Hampshire/ Surrey border, would be pleased to meet up with anyone who would like to share their experiences. Would be great to meet someone who can actually relate to my own situation

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Julz82

Another member from Lancashire  :)  (North East England)

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Julz82

Woops Lancashire that's North West...  :D

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AprilShowers

I'm near London. Probably won't be into meeting up (too anxious to get out at the moment anyway) but happy to share info about any UK issues. 

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Juwel

Hovering close between staffordshire and derbyshire.

 

So many in the Midlands (so near and yet so far)

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Africa

Hi, I live in Devon which is in the South West

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Terry4949

I am very interested in any support group and any up dates via email , am in bedfordshire

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Gumboot

I'm in Liverpool.

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kiki2015

I'm in London- central. Very interested

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Junglechicken

Just moved back from Canada.

 

Now living in the Southwest - Somerset, near Yeovil.

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Terry4949

Great article marmite , this is good news and is a step forward , I shall for one will be writing my story and sending it on , in hope that it may one day save someone going through what I have gone through in w/d , through practisioners truly understanding and treating w/d properly , in stead of just stopping meds with out proper tapers and support

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mammaP

Is anyone going to see the Speakmans? They are amazing and help people overcome phobias, PTSD, OCD, anxiety etc. No meds just retraining your brain. I am going to Nottingham and hoping to put my PTSD behind me . Many of us here need to find ways of coping with the stuff that led us to drugs, it's worth a shot and means a weekend away too ;)

 

http://www.speakman.tv/#!/page_home

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fema4psychiatrists

Im from colindale, London. saw a south west but not an south east

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nz11

This came into the intro threads this morning.

 

I'm a British BBC TV reporter and I want to make a film about the problems of withdrawing from antidepressants. I'm keen to hear from people who've struggled with SSRIs, particularly if you like in the UK. Also what you think about the lack of support groups, or if you HAVE a support group, how do you help?

Please email me your stories, confidentially at first, of course, although ultimately I'm looking for people who will be willing to stand up and speak about what's happened to them.  I think few people know or report this sort of problem and I know many of you are really really struggling for help.  My BBC2 programme wants to expose all this, so please get in touch.

Lesley.ashmall@bbc.co.uk

 

Thank you very much.  This forum has been recommended to me by several long-term members, so forgive my intrusion.

 

Please send them your stories

nz11

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Junglechicken

Just moved back from Canada.

 

Now living in the Southwest - Somerset, near Yeovil.

I have since moved to Reading, Berks but still meet with the SA Southwest UK Support Group once a month.

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Ria

Hi Folks

I'm new to this site

I have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and am slowly tapering off all sorts of meds (venlafaxine, lthium and quatiapine)

I'd like to attend or set up a support group in or around greater Manchester

Any takers?

 

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MattUK

Just joined here

Going through hell

 

I'm in SE London

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Reflex

Hi Vince

Just wanted to reach out to you.

 

A moderator will be along soon to help you complete your signature etc with your medication history.

 

I too am experiencing a bad time.

 

I noticed you as you are in the UK and posted in the self help group.

 

I belong to a south west support group and we are due to meet outside of Bristol on 6.11.16

 

Chin up

Reflex

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peng

I am just west of Edinburgh - and no, it ain't like the Antarctic!

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MattUK

Thanks Reflex but there's no way I can get to Bristol

And so alone

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Simo

I'm in Woking, Surrey.  i can quite easily get to London.  This thread still going? I'd love to meet up with people near me. Struggling as most people have no idea what i'm going through.

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