"IM gave me knowledge and support to get back to feeling like myself"

About: Inclusion Matters Liverpool

(as the patient),

I was suffering from depression and anxiety when I first went to Inclusion Matters. I struggled to work on a daily basis and I found it hard to enjoy myself, especially with lots of people around.

My councillor taught me ways of getting myself motivated and relaxation techniques to help with my anxiety. I found breathing exercises and activity schedules very useful. I was taught that I shouldn't be so hard on myself, and that if I took things step by step (at a pace I could cope with) that things gradually start to work out.

Yes, it is hard work and no there is no instant fix, but without my councillor's help I don't know where I would be now.

Inclusion Matters give you the knowledge and support you need to get back to feeling like your old self and being able to smile again. What I went through seemed alien to me, and IM's made me see that what I felt was normal an that lots of people go through it too.

Since having IMs help, I have returned to work, I am keeping on top of my house work, I am enjoying painting again and I am using relaxation techniques that they have taught me whenever I feel anxious. And they have really helped.

I can only say that more sessions would have been an improvement, but for the time I had, I noticed huge improvements.

Thank you, Inclusion Matters x

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Response from Heather Clarke, Manager, Inclusion Matters

Dear Golfer54

This is lovely feedback thank you, I am so pleased that you have started to feel like your old self again. It sounds like things have picked up a lot for you, so much so that you are back at work. I am delighted that IML has been able to help you with this, and that the techniques and exercises etc. helped. I hope they continue to work for you and that your progress continues.

Thanka again for taking time to share this with us.

Kind regards

Heather

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