Mental illness and running

I wanted a place where we could get advice and support.

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12/12/2012 at 21:22

Glad to hear Solb is well and busy. 

Thanks for the suggestion LR. I've decided that I have resilience and determination as my daily success point. I don't know if I'm being moved for a short time or permanent yet as they are carrying out a formal investigation into the behavior of my delightful colleagues. In my new job I'm not telling anyone. My present ones know cos I broke down at work which was very embarrassing and I've had nearly 5 months off work. I thought attitudes to mental heath were better these days, but it seems not. Its taken a tribunal claim to get my employer to act - and we are talking about NHS! My claim is on hold to give them opportunity to sort it. Suing the NHS isn't my prefered option. 

12/12/2012 at 22:24

Good to hear SOLB's OK. 

Frodo's been quiet as well - how's it going Frodo?

SD - really hope things work out for you at work.  It must really feel like the world's against you when both management and colleagues attitudes are a problem.


12/12/2012 at 22:52
Hello all, ive been lurking for a while, sort of building up to post! Been suffering for a few months, weirdly ever since completing a marathon, lost mojo for everything and back on meds and cbt, sadly have moved out from wife and children until i sort out everything!! So living in salisbury on own getting it back together, just started running and cycling again but hard work getting motivated.

Looks like you have a good thread going
12/12/2012 at 23:09

Hi Malc.  Well done on finding the courage to post. 

I've found really useful for support.  I think even if you have any friends  to talk to, it's still beneficial to communicate with people with similar problems of their own as you will hopefully find they understand and, in some cases, have been there themselves.

Sorry to hear things have gone so much downhill for you.  Motivation is very difficult.  I'm all for doing more of what we did last sunday when several of us got each other out for a run after posting on here.  In my case, I certainly wouldn't have got out otherwise.  So if you're wanting a push to get out anytime just ask.

12/12/2012 at 23:35

Hi Malc. Well done on joining in. Took me a while too. Ditto what LR says. 

I cant sleep so got up for a Redbush tea. 

13/12/2012 at 07:38
Wheels ate being held on with sticky tape
13/12/2012 at 07:42

Morning Friends

feeling slightly blue this morning but think this is more to do with the chill in the air.

hope all are well. xx

13/12/2012 at 07:58


Felt really rough about an hour ago and thought I really would struggle to get into work today.  Improving at the moment so, thanks to flexitime, a later start will be managable.  I'm sure lack of sleep is going to catch up with me though.  Just got to make it to the weekend.  Half day tomorrow.

I can't really complain about the cold.  I've only got to make it out to the car.  To think - I used to cycle in this weather.  Haven't touched the bike in over a year now.

13/12/2012 at 09:40
Lincoln runner wrote (see)

Frodo's been quiet as well - how's it going Frodo?


I am here and still lurking - busy at work and had a bit of a wobble last week/weekend, so just keeping my head down and trying to get through to the Christmas break

13/12/2012 at 16:18
Hello, all thanks for the replies. I know the getting through the xmas break feeling!
13/12/2012 at 18:14

Welcome Malc.  I tend to lurk because my problems are fairly minor and I sort of have them under control.  I also like to check up on my friends on here to make sure that they are alright.

I know the Salisbury area quite well although I've moved further north recently.  Its a lovely part of the country.

13/12/2012 at 18:52

I'm hoping my current feeling is a getting through the festive season problem.  I do normally find it's the worst time of the year for me.  I look forward to two weeks from now with a sense of I'll be in the clear then.  We'll get each other through it I'm sure.

I am supposed to be out at another social evening tonight but I'm giving this one a miss.  I don't really mind though as I'm just not feeling up to it.

13/12/2012 at 19:01

I'm not in the Christmas spirit at all, and I'm planning a quiet festive period anyway. I tend not to go to works events at the best of times, so it was easy for me to say no this year. I hope everyone else not only survives but enjoys. 

Malc - sorry to hear you've moved away from your family. Do you have anyone to support you near by? 

No more news about my new job today but a couple of positives anyway. First, the Consultant I work for asked me how I was getting on and stressed that he was really pleased to have me back and that hes more than happy with the quality of my work. I felt quite touched and a bit sorry I'll be leaving.  Then as I said goodnight to one of my "delightful colleagues" when she ignored me as is usual I managed to find the courage to say again "goodnight have a nice evening".  I think that made it more difficult for her than for me. I felt in more control anyway. 

13/12/2012 at 19:09

Well done, SD.  The social I'm missing tonight is the orienteering group so it is company that I do normally enjoy at least.  I am supposed to be getting my 'phase 1' of sending them an e-mail if I can get my act together.  I was deliberately saving it until after this evening as I though I would find it difficult to attend on the back of sending the e-mail.  Haven't got that excuse now. 

13/12/2012 at 21:14
Sticky tape failed
13/12/2012 at 21:19

Sorry to hear that hilly. What happened?

13/12/2012 at 21:27

You'd make a good contributor to Radio 2's Drivetime show where listeners are encouraged to describe their day in three words.

13/12/2012 at 21:55

Hi all, 

Sorry I've been so quiet, some stuffs been going on that I'm not allowed to talk about in a few different directions. All good now. 

I loved reading back, so so lovely to feel you all here Hi Malc, it's very nice to meet you. 

What happened to the sticky tape by eck? I could hold it all together with this enormous hug if that'll help ((((((((((((by eck))))))))))))

SD congrats on applying the work you've been doing, that's amazing - even if it felt a bit close to the wire it's fantastic you were able to stay cool enough to apply some techniques. I often forget to and get a bit too caught up.

13/12/2012 at 22:03

Bear have you been offered any more work or was it a one off thing? 

13/12/2012 at 22:11

Good to see you back SOLB and glad things are OK.

I think hugs are good for most of lifes problems but never seen one used on sticky tape before!


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