Thanks for your comment. I can see where you are coming from. It can be difficult for us to not sound so formal when we're first introducing ourselves to a new member, thanks for pointing this out to us. I think sign posting to our sources of support can be really helpful for people though, especially when they have been recently diagnosed. If someone hasn't had much time to explore the website or contact the helpline we offer these gentle reminders. We understand that people need solutions, we hope that some may be able to find these by exploring the sources of support available.
As we simply moderate the forum we cannot offer medical or legal advice so readily, but our helpline and resources can. They can certainly help with the issues Dave has raised in this post.
Dave, do not hesitate to contact the helpline that Joanne posted about. They will do their best to help guide you through some of the issues you are currently facing as well as finding you some support to help you manage. It can be a very emotional and difficult time when you've just been diagnosed, but we are here to help you through it. Have you been able to talk with your family and friends about any of this?