"Social Inclusion and Wellbeing Service"
About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult Mental Health Services - Community (County) Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Adult Mental Health Services - Community (County) Nottingham NG3 6AA
Posted by Colin2 (as ),
The Social Inclusion and Wellbeing Service has helped me with just getting out and travelling on public transport myself. I have been travelling about with them, then going to a social club, then volunteering. Getting to know about myself and working together.
I had epilepsy, was born with shy trouble. As a child, I had leukemia and had to have a lot of treatment. Then I started having fits. I was on medications. I used to have a few feelings in my head, and dizziness. I used to be a bit on edge with nervousness. My medications lead to me feeling suicidal. It all knocked my confidence. I have had an operation and no longer have fits.
I was referred by my psychiatrist to the Social Inclusion and Wellbeing Service. Julie and Sangita came along and helped me get out and about. I joined a local social group. Then I started volunteering at Larkhill, a retirement complex. I am tidying the kitchen and washing up. I find that I am doing better than some of the others.
It has got me on my feet. I can go out shopping, mainly with my Mum. I am hoping to do more on my own. It is a slow job. The service has been good. I realise that other people have disabilities. You have to push yourself.