hey Mark, thanks for commenting back again and letting me know about all of that.
I'm so sorry to hear that you've been in hospital so many times and since aged 7, wow. I knew my mental health was getting worse at 12, it was like my world was upside down, it's a long story. but it sounds like people were supportive to you in those places, and I'm glad, that's how it should be.
i'll try to contact them myself, I can't find an email for the most only the hospital directly but they never reply honestly, and I'll ask some questions such as seeing my own Psychiatrist I have rather than a new one, and I'll ask my GP and Psychiatrist all of this too, I'll write stuff down if need be although it will depress me but it could be beneficial.
yeah you could be right, it could be worth giving it a go. I asked Hanna on another post we were commenting on as you may or may not have seen, asking if it might be like that scene in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, where they're all sitting around with the Nurse and they pick someone to chat and they discuss their struggles, and one guy starts talking about his wife, and then the basketball TV scene is on after that. maybe not that full on because it's just a movie, but it's a good one, sad but funny. have you seen it?
I'm also worried that it will be like the local Headspace Centre, that was for a group. I don't know what the group was for, I got nothing out of it. it was good for about 2 sessions, I was positive, thought I'd made some friends, etc. we did the same stuff like artwork everyday and childish things which was stupid. some of it was fun but unnecessary, I like art at times and expressing myself and seeing others work but wow. anyway the manager and group members made fun of my mental illnesses and turned against me which was and still is so traumatic and I'm fearful of other places. I complained and the manager lost her job, of course I've never bee nice back there or communicated, and I never will. my parents and psychiatrist and I are disgusted in this and how other so called professionals have treated me, that's why it's nice to have him. and I hope I can still see him. EHeadspace has been like that to me aswell.
sorry for rambling, I know you have your own things to deal with like everyone here does, I'm so sorry. thanks for listening and supporting and whatnot though, I appreciate it. means a lot.
hugs, take care yourself. I hope you and your daughter are going to be OK, you're both in my thoughts.