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Re: The Troubleshooter

@DruidChild

 

Gee that's tough! It's so stressful when you have a plan and suddenly the finances shift and everything loses stability!

 

Have you ever spoken to a Centrelink Social worker? Sometimes they can help with sorting out payments and often you might be eligible for different kinds of support that you and your family might not know you could apply for.

 

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/social-work-services

 

I think you also mentioned thinking about getting a job but that mental health stuff meant that this might be too much. Would this be something you want to explore though? There are some pretty good organisations out there that are set up to support people to find a job they can do in a way they can do it. So for example making sure it's okay to have extra time off if you need to, different ways to work etc etc.

 

With all that, yep @loves netball still has a good point, sometimes we can't fix all the things and we have to accept the things we can't change.

 

AND good stuff on keeping yourself safe and taking some steps to distract Smiley Happy

 

 

 

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@Ben-RO 

 

Thanks for the social worker link! I'll check it out and show my mum the link as well, she might be able to use the service more than me. My plans don't need to change, luckily, mostly I just feel really bad for my mum because the whole reason she has to do her study now is because she stayed home with me and my siblings for 19 years. 

 

Right now working part time would be too much, I'm not even sure if I'll be able to cope with full time study. Last semester I did like four hours of work a week and just that was too much. Also I'm qualified to do child care work and I really don't want to do child care work because some of my intrusive thoughts would make it hell for me. BUT if I could get a job on my uni campus, like at some food place or something, I'd consider that. 

 

Yep. Sometimes I can't change things, I definitely can't change the past, and I'm trying to remember that I am not responsible for my parents' life and parenting decisions.

 

I didn't go so well with the distraction but oh well, I'm okay. 

 

Re: The Troubleshooter

Mensline emailed me back so I guess it's sorted/troubleshooted
//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//

Re: The Troubleshooter

Replied in your thread on this issue @j95 Smiley Happy

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hey @DruidChild could part time study be an option as opposed to full time study?

// Spiral outward, keep going. //

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Thanks @letitgo, unfortunately it's not an option as I need to be studying full time to qualify for youth allowance Smiley Indifferent But it was a good suggestion, thank you Smiley Happy

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Hello everybody, this is my first time on here. Druid child, I really feel for what you're going through, and I know it's not much consolation, but you are definitely not alone. This kind of thing where governments want to cut and slash all these social programs that are designed to help people try to be able to get back on their feet, it's horrible and I question whether it is really absolutely necessary to do that , or is there some other way of trying to balance the budget rather than hurting people who are already struggling???? And I actually am not from Australia, I came across this website and decided to check it out, I live in the USA and as you can imagine, everyone in my country, in one way or another, is going insane and we are all really tense, because Trump somehow managed to become our President and NO ONE really likes him at ALL, even a lot of the Republicans don't really like him or agree with everything he says or does, and I sure as hell did NOT vote for him and the latest headline is that he wants to cut a lot of social programs, so if he doesn't FINALLY get himself impeached in a month or so, I am making plans to move to another country in a few months, probably by June or July. But don't start feeling suicidal or taking things so personally that really are not about you at all, it's a government business decision, and you are a child of God and you have every right to live your life the way you want to and you have as much of a voice as anyone else on this planet, so speak up and use it!!! I am going through hell myself, I live in a small, one bedroom apartment and right now, the managers of this building want to come after me, they want to charge me $92 in late fees all because I paid my rent one day late!!!!! I've always paid my rent in time before, I'm a good tenant, I paid it late because I happened to have a couple of appointments that day and then I felt sick, I tried to explain this to the manager and that I really don't have that money to give to her and I'm very broke myself but no, she's out to get some blood money, she doesn't care and I'm not getting anywhere with her. I just don't understand why some people seem to enjoy kicking around anyone they possibly can.

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Hey @mist and welcome to ReachOut! Just so you know, ReachOut is specifically for people in Australia aged 14-25, and because you're from America, a lot of the info on here might not be relevant to you. However, you can find a list of local resources in the United States here.

 

Wishing you the best of luck with everything! Smiley Happy

// Spiral outward, keep going. //

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hmm so at the moment i'm wanting to go up to see/meet my family in the northern territory, problem is access, its going to cost me upwards of $1000 to rent a car from the airport to get there and have it for say 1 week, and i won't even be using it, only to get to and from the airport
//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//

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Would there be the possibility of calling a taxi or arranging for someone to pick you up @j95?
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