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Hi Lem3875

I’m Justine, one of the moderators here at Gingerbread.  I’m sorry you are having a difficult time and I am glad that you have been chatting to other parents on the forum.  It may be worth your while chatting to a GP if you are feeling tearful for a lot of the time.  If you are not registered at your local surgery you can make a visitors emergency appointment.

Here are some other links that may be able to help you when you are feeling isolated and low.

https://www.giveusashout.org/  TEXT SHOUT 85258  It is a 24 hour 7 day a week 365 day a year crisis text service, delivered by Mental Health Innovations.  A team of trained volunteers support anyone in crisis (texter is phone based, volunteer on a computer), and the aim is to help the person in crisis identify coping strategies and get them from a hot place of crisis, to a cool calm place where they can safety plan

• Mind’s Elefriends forum is an anonymous 24/7 forum with an app, to talk about whatever you want to a highly supportive, lively online community: https://www.elefriends.org.uk/

• SANEline – 0300 304 7000 SANE’s freephone helpline is open 16.30 – 22.30 everyday on 0300 304 7000 to talk about how you’re feeling http://www.sane.org.uk/

• Samaritians – 116 123 The Samaritans are open 24/7 365 days a year – call 116 123 to talk to a listening volunteer about anything (they do not advise and signpost) https://www.samaritans.org/

I hope some of this information helps and I wish you well for the future.

Kind regards, Justine