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Telling My Parents About My Volunteer Group

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Title probably sounds a bit weird but bare with me, I suffer from anxiety and depression, so recently I volunteered to an A&D group.

Problem is my parent's know nothing of any of this and I really dont know how to tell them.


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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hey ItsTheSteve1, welcome to the discussion boards :wave:

    It's great to hear that you're using your experience of these things to contribute to a volunteering project :)

    Do you feel ready to tell your parents about your anxiety and depression? I guess it's worth having a think about what you might like them to know about and perhaps how they could support you going forwards?

    We have a live chat tonight about volunteering and our expert might be able to help too - here's the info: http://vbulletin.thesite.org/showthread.php/169217-Expert-Chat-Volunteering-Tuesday-14th-Jan-7-8pm

    TheSite also has a really useful article on how to talk to people about your mental health, it would be worth looking at: http://www.thesite.org/mental-health/looking-after-yourself/how-to-talk-about-your-mental-health-5622.html

    It has some advice around what you should tell them and how to cope with their potential reactions.

    Does anyone else have any experience of telling parents about their mental health that they could share? Any tips for helping it to go well?

    Good luck and let us know how you're getting on :yes:
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