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    Hi All
    I am off work with stress and depression at the moment and do not know what to do.
    I have to go back to the doctors on Monday and I am starting to stress out about that thinking they will send me back.

    Any ideads of what I can do to chill.
    Nothing that costs money as money is one of the risions I am stressed at the moment.

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    play some puzzle games free on the net.
    take up jogging (its suprising the amount of thinking you can do
    erm

    Go for a walk? Fresh air & moderate exercise relieves stress & can help depression.

    how did you get the doctor to sign you off?

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    take a nap

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    landofdan;5932078

    how did you get the doctor to sign you off?



    act stressed

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    Id say getting out for fresh air too, just amble anywhere and everywhere. I feel really down too when im stuck in the house for too long

    Hope your appointment goes well and your feeling 100% soon xxx

    Try ]here, its a low intensity CBT course for depression/anxiety developed by one of the countries leading Psychologists/Psychiatrists, and best of all its free.

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    gsettle24;5932087

    act stressed



    Its not at all helpful to the OP to insinuate that hes lying...:roll:

    Read a book?

    I have been in the same situation as you and it is a very difficult and horrible condition to have.
    Do not worry about the doctors sending you back to work as they will only do that when you are ready and not before and when that happens a staged return is the best way.

    I contacted local agencies and did voluntary work for people worse of than myself and it enabled me to understand my situation better and got me back to the world of work faster.

    Good luck and just take one day at a time:thumbsup:

    mikebike;5932104

    I have been in the same situation as you and it is a very difficult and … I have been in the same situation as you and it is a very difficult and horrible condition to have.Do not worry about the doctors sending you back to work as they will only do that when you are ready and not before and when that happens a staged return is the best way.I contacted local agencies and did voluntary work for people worse of than myself and it enabled me to understand my situation better and got me back to the world of work faster.Good luck and just take one day at a time:thumbsup:



    i'm no expert but the above sounds like good advice:thumbsup:

    dont worry-your doctor will not "send you back" til you are ready-just be honest and tell them how you feel-if you arent ready to go back,then dont-going back too early is the worst thing you could do.

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    landofdan;5932078

    how did you get the doctor to sign you off?



    I have suffered from depresion for some time and am on medication for it (Such a high dose it stoped me from going scub diveing on holiday last year which was a bummer)

    I have for the last month had a bad blip downwards. Saw the doctour and the counciler who said it would be a good idea to have some time to myself as I had strong feelings to run away from everything and geting some time to myself could be good. So far it has been and although I am still down I am not as down as I was 3 weeksa ago. Its just that today I am a bit board so thought I would ask here for som sujestions and so far have had some good ones which is nice.

    what do you normally works as?

    Ask your counsellor/GP, if there is a local IAPT service or Low intensity CBT service that you can get a referral to.

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    wulshaz;5932200

    what do you normally works as?



    I work in an office helping to organise and send tenders to customers. This entails reading Terms and conditions and answering questionairs and sometimes puting presentations together.

    fill in surveys, earn some points towards christmas? fairly harmless ... i managed to get an ipod nano for the OH (finally!)

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    civms47;5932099

    Read a book?



    Thanks but I just can not concentrate. I start reading a book and end up re reading page after page as it just has not gone in.

    Albon;5932237

    I work in an office helping to organise and send tenders to customers. … I work in an office helping to organise and send tenders to customers. This entails reading Terms and conditions and answering questionairs and sometimes puting presentations together.


    i hate doing paperwork of any kind and when i do have to do it i get stressed just thinking about it!

    my other half suffers depression and had a drink problem and has taken up jogging apart from destressing he has also lost 3 and half stone and is running a half marathon 4 charity . acupuncture was also helpful for him -:thumbsup:

    Depends on where you live but I was off last year...gardening leave, unfounded allegation which proved to be malicious.

    I took to riding a bike, not ridden since childhood. Many councils have instructors now. They were invaluable giving me the confidence to ride a bike (I am not exactly slim). Many months later, I am now up to riding on roads.

    Great stress reliever and fresh air. Not everyone can do it but if you can you really will feel better.

    There are lots of health things councils provide. GP could refer you for 12wks gym prescription for a small fee. GP / Nurse are normally happy to do this, sometimes without needing an appt to see them, depends

    Albon;5932265

    Thanks but I just can not concentrate. I start reading a book and end up … Thanks but I just can not concentrate. I start reading a book and end up re reading page after page as it just has not gone in.



    how about an easier book? perhaps something you enjoyed as a kid? beano annuals? go and get some comics which don't require brain work and concentration

    sorry you are feeling down, i know a lot of ideas people give are just sometimes a step too far. just take it a few hours at a time.

    i think chatting on HUKD is good and may lift your mood, I have found HUKD ers to lift my mood - sometimes!

    masturbation.......seriously it does work! Calms me right down when i'm stressed out and always puts a smile on my face:whistling:

    There's always some one worse off, so think yourself lucky you actually have a job which earns you money and enables you to live in a warm house, eat etc. Whenever I get a bit down that's what boosts me back up. I'm not saying it will work for everyone but I thought I'd throw a suggestion in.

    Also, I too have had money problems but you can't let it get on top of you - save well, cut as many bills as possible and budget your ingoing/outgoing monies.

    Hope this helps.

    try cleaning i find that helps x

    What about volunteering ?

    Spending the day with children or pensioners can be enlightening!!!
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