Weekender: Opening Up [PTSD Awareness Month]

June 1, 2019 by dignity

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With this month being one dedicated to supporting those who are suffering from PTSD we thought we would re-run one of our episodes of XLBS where we talked about opening up and discussing what for some may be a difficult and emotional subject.

Weekender: Opening Up [PTSD Awareness Month]

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We've been joined by Mel The Terrain Tutor this Saturday. If you're currently affected by any of the issues discussed in this week's show please speak to someone. Friends, family, or one of the charities below. You don't have to talk about how you're feeling if you're not ready, just talking helps.

Samaritans

Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.samaritans.org

Mind Infoline

Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Monday to Friday) or text 86463
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines

Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line

Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am - 4pm Monday to Friday)
Email: online contact form
Website: http://www.rethink.org/about-us/our-mental-health-advice

Hobby Time

Justin kicks off Hobby Time with his current space marine paintwork. He has a beefy Redemptor Dreadnaught, Marneus Calgar in his upgraded Primaris armour with his Victrix Guard, as well as some Primaris Reivers.

Gerry follows up with the aftermath of his Confrontation Ogres and discusses dealing with the glut of models he still has to get to.

Mel has been working on some Burmese jungle terrain on his channel and has tried his hand at using it in Bolt Action with mixed results.

Warren gives us an update on new gameplay developments for his scaled up St Nazaire raid game, and his plans for more Rorke's Drift inspired participation games.

He also received a stunning 3D printed tower from community member wolf320f as well as a wonderful handwritten letter, which Warren loved reading.

Mental Health In The Hobby

Be aware - This section of the show may be difficult to watch.

Dealing with mental health issues is something that affects 1 in 4 of us every year.

No one should feel ashamed by it, but the very nature of it can lead to anxiety and isolation that only amplifies the problem.

By sharing our experiences, together we can end the stigma.

Hobby brought us together and as a community we can help to support each other.

As well as the charities listed above there exists Models For Heroes who supply model kits to the Armed Forces organisations and aim to raise awareness of the mental health benefits of scale modelling.

Drop your thoughts below on everything we've talked about today!

Have a great weekend!

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