Edit: Thank you!
I didn’t go to my appointment today due to being out and about at 10am, having gotten the time wrong. Shall reschedule. The fact that I’ve had Seroquel withdrawal itching is also a bit fumpf- I look like I’ve been scratching at my arms, rather than just scratching my arms because they’re so fecking itchy! I also haven’t picked up my prescriptions and don’t intend to. I don’t need it, as aside from a shit concentration span, I’m okay. And it’s not just my opinion that I don’t need them, it’s psychiatric opinion, so no-one is going to make me pick it up. I was supposed to have a medication review and am pretty sure I’d have been pulled off anyway. I’m using Nytol to get sleep, but the effect is that it’s mostly helping me stop itching moreso than making me sleep.
My college have an agreement with City University that Birkbeck students get preference so this is all moving far faster than I thought it would. I’m applying to Brighton and Belfast too, at this point, I’m quite happy to wave goodbye to London.
This is a, “Help!” post. I need to get some volunteer experience but I have absolutely no idea where to start. I had thought about approaching MIND but if I’m going in the more general direction it might not be appropriate. I’m emailing the London hospitals, too. I also can’t afford to get home this Christmas and spend it with my family, so instead of going down to Robert’s parents- which will be nice, I know- I’m thinking of volunteering at a shelter so waiting for Crisis’ applications to open. If I’m going to be in London, I’d rather spend Christmas Day trying to cheer people up a bit. I think they take people on for the week before, too, so if I can do that, I will.
At Christmas, the St. Vincent de Paul charity truck used to come round our street and give out toys that had been donated. I had a lot of massive headed dolls at Christmas. It was quite exciting.
Does anyone with experience of this stuff have any tips? Would be muchly appreciated.
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