"I feel much better now, and have a way forward"
About: Inclusion Matters Liverpool Inclusion Matters Liverpool Liverpool L13 1EH
Posted by Clearer294 (as ),
Hi, I'm a 58 year old male who lives alone. (former researcher)
I was suffering from stress and anxiety for over 2 years as a result of my employment experience at one of the UK’s top universities. Here over a long period of time I was subjected to harassment by one particular member of staff. This coupled with the continued uncertainty of short term contracts resulted in me leaving my employment as I could not take any more. At its worst I thought I was having a heart attack and I could not get out of bed the symptoms were that bad.
I suffered this for months avoiding all offers of medication (anti-depressants) eventually I asked for counselling and my GP arranged this. I had an initial phone assessment then 5 face to face meetings. I got a lot off my chest tears and all.
My advisor got me back into a routine of good habits to break the cycle, it helped tremendously and also highlighted the thing in my life that need change. I feel much better now and have a plan and a way forward. I was never judged just listened to, I'm very grateful to Becky, she’s a top girl. Thanks