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kensplacekensplace Member Posts: 8 Listener
Hi all, I thought I would say hi and post a success story - it is possible (although it took me many many years) to get off sickness benefit, recover mental health enough to work again.. Never thought it would happen thought my work days were over and I would be on the sick being persecuted by atos and dwp for life - but managed to claw my way back to enough health to work again.   So dont give up - it is possible. Not easy, and is still not easy - but those dark days can pass.


  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Hello @kensplace! Welcome and congratulations. 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,269 Pioneering
    Hello @kensplace
                                 Welcome to the community and thank you so much for sharing your success story with us and for your honesty. Congratulations on all of your achievements, well done and thank you.  
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @kensplace and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you and thank you for sharing your amazing journey with us.  Congratulations in overcoming so much, you have really done well.  This will give hope to our members who may be struggling also.  It is so good to hear a success story.  I hope you are enjoying your work and I wish you well for the future.  Please stay in touch and let us know how you are getting on.  I look forward to seeing you on the Community.  All the best.  :smiley:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,007 Disability Gamechanger
    Fantastic and thankyou for sharing this great news!
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @kensplace   Pleased to meet you. Welcome.

    Thank you for sharing a positive story. Fantastic to hear.

    I know many members struggle with issues and problems. 

    Always a pleasure to hear success stories gives a uplift to the soul and heart.

    In these difficult times.

    Please keep in touch if we can help with anything. Please ask.

    I am one of the team of community champions on the forum.

    Happy to be listening and be supportive.

    Please take care.


    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

    Scope community team

    Incredible news @kensplace. Thanks for sharing with us!
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  • LisamarieukLisamarieuk Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Brilliant news! Soo happy for you 😊xx
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 784 Pioneering
    @kensplace many many congratulations. It's lovely to hear people of people managing to get back to work and there is light at the end of the tunnel :smile:

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