answers — Scope | Disability forum
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.

answers

bigjazz1
bigjazz1 Member Posts: 1 Listener
I am a full time carer for my cousin who has serious mental health issues and is suisidal yet pip decided a couple of days before the lockdown to take her pip away from her as i said she is suisidal and trying to keep her in the house now is a full time job yet pip are strtching there decision out  this is not the time to muck around as she does not care wether she lives or dies 
Tagged:

Comments

  • EmmaB
    EmmaB Member Posts: 263 Pioneering
    edited April 2020
    Hi @bigjazz1

    I'm sorry to hear your cousin is feeling suicidal, I hope that you are continuing to get some support from their GP.  

    Although it's possible to have online counselling it's not recommended for someone who is suicidal which makes life difficult at the moment... but you and/or your cousin might find the following organisations helpful:

    https://www.samaritans.org/

    Re the PIP, if you haven't requested a mandatory reconsideration then this is your next step in the PIP process - the more medical evidence you can provide the better - letters from mental health services, GP records [you just ask for a copy of these and send them], letters from your cousin's GP, support worker etc.  If you've been through mandatory reconsideration already then the next step is tribunal, again the more evidence you can provide the better.

    Then if you win the award for your cousin perhaps you can then source some specialist counselling support for them that can get to the root cause of what is making them feel so desperate....

    I hope that helps.

    Emma
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,545 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @bigjazz1 and welcome to the community.

    I'm sorry to hear your cousin is feeling suicidal, this must be a big worry for you. Are the GP aware of this?

    @EmmaB has provided some really good ways to gain support. MIND also have a page on supporting someone who has suicidal thoughts which you might find helpful.

    If there is anything further we can help with then please do let us know.
    Scope

Brightness

Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.