Hi there, sorry to hear you are having troubles. If you have a mental health diagnosis you should be able to get help with the essentials like water, heating and phone. For example, you can get a warm home discount on your electricity. The water board may give you a reduced rate if you explain you are struggling. There is advice out there, Shelter are very good, and the website moneysavingexpert had a specific section on mental illness and debt, by the mental health and policy institute.
Um, what else... I had problems with debt a few years ago after a manic episode, and it really throws you sideways over the winter. I wore a hat 24/7, because that is where your heat goes... up and out. Also fingerless gloves. And, I lived in the library a lot which helps with the isolation and the cold. I used to take a big flask of tea.
It costs a lot to get a phoneline reconnected, so think twice before cancelling it. If you aren't tied in to a contract perhaps you could switch. Try looking at topcashback or quidco, they have good deals with sky and plusnet. BT do a basic line.
Or I guess you could get a good mobile phone tariff - something to keep you connected. Wont be long before we all get rid of our landlines I guess!
Sorry to hear that your trust has been trampled on again. It sounds like you would rather that than one the one doing the trampling! That is something very good
. And not so common in this world it seems at times.
Are you able to do anything to take your mind off things? Watch tv, treat yourself to popcorn, have a hot bath with lavender, pick up a page turner of a book?
I live alone also, and get very lonely at times. I will google loneliness then to remind myself that many people are also lonely, and so we are lonely together - which kind of cancels it out a bit
All the very best to you, beach xx