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Support group.to work.reledet activities group.

Hi I am worrying if I said wrong group give me big problem.i cant handle if I keep.how it is  when they see me I cant even walk and mentally ill.i call tommorow my social.worker this evening I take lot tablet just forget about this problem not get up next morning till all finish 

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  • meymay93meymay93 Posts: 148 Member
    Hi this morning I call ESA because my money was cut last since 2016 I am on support group but now they put me work related activity group why my sickness get worse I have also mental.health whit out telling me they change my group  thank you for help
  • meymay93meymay93 Posts: 148 Member
    I have self arm problem lot health problem.are they not call gp found out our health problem 
  • meymay93meymay93 Posts: 148 Member
    Please help me for I am worrying badly I am tired lot I am all ways work but since 2016 I am I'll just kill my self and all end they not call me any more I don't ask anything for then 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    I'm sorry to hear this. I'm assuming that you've had a recent work capability assessment and they've placed you into the WRAG.

    You now have 1 month from the date of the decision to request the Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) you should put this in writing stating why you think you should have been placed into the Support Group.

    If you are able to get some help with this from an agency near you then i'd advise you to do that. This link will help with that.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You should have received a decision letter from DWP regarding this and what group you were placed into.
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  • meymay93meymay93 Posts: 148 Member
    I am so worrying now is support group.is time limit that is  problem they change my support group to activity group.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The work related group is only time limited if you're claiming contirbutions based ESA. If you're claiming Income Related then it's not time limited. Do be aware that this group is less money every fortnight.
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  • meymay93meymay93 Posts: 148 Member
    Yea they cut my money now  but I am still worrying they not forse me work because even  if contact my CP and I have social worker from mental health team they gone give care soon I not able to do anything i can't even go out my self 
  • meymay93meymay93 Posts: 148 Member
    And couple time I done self harming which is I fell now just I had upset let me go better 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You need to request the Mandatory reconsideration on the decision. See link and it will explain how to do that. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/employment-and-support-allowance/problems-with-esa/challenging-an-esa-decision/

    If you have a social worker then maybe then can help you do this, or help you find someone that can help.


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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You will not be expected to look for work while in this group. Although you maybe expected to attend appointments at your local job centre, or telephone appointments with your job coach.

    Please speak to your social worker to see if there's anything they can do to help.
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  • meymay93meymay93 Posts: 148 Member
    Thank you so much tomorrow call social worker still worrying 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,110 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @meymay93 - it's lovely to hear from you again, but so sorry you are worrying badly. I know how much your work as a carer mattered to you, but now you are no longer able to work, I hope you will care for yourself.
    I don't know if you remember, but you & I talked quite a lot last year. Did you or your daughter ever contact Scope?
    I will send you a message, if that is OK. Scope can help, if you will let them, & you matter very much to myself, the Scope team, & very importantly your daughter. 

  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @meymay93, I'm really sorry to hear how things have been recently. It sounds like it's been a really tough for you.

    Can I just ask, are you currently receiving any mental health support?

    If you are feeling suicidal you could call Samaritians on 116 123 to be in touch with a crisis volunteer. Also, SHOUT have a similar service which is mental health support over text. If you text SHOUT to 85258 a crisis volunteer will be in touch. 

    MIND also have guidance on how to manage suicidal thoughts which can support you in the short term. I'm concerned by your mention of wanting to kill yourself. Have you made any type of plan?

    We are a pan-disability charity, and while we support those who are struggling with their mental health, we are not trained. We care for your wellbeing and ask that you speak to a mental health professional who will be able to support you. 
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  • meymay93meymay93 Posts: 148 Member
    Thank you so much I am really bad last how many take tablet not member I just want to die just sleep.not wake up again 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @meymay93, lovely to hear from you. Are you safe at the moment?

    You mentioned calling your social worker, did you manage to get through to them? I hope they are able to offer some support.
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  • meymay93meymay93 Posts: 148 Member
    Hi yea I call scope today they contact to social worker for me before speaking scope I just want to die but scope help me I said my self I am not on my own I get help from scope thank you so much 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,955

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    Hello @meymay93. I'm really pleased to hear you called the Scope Helpline and that they're getting in touch with your social worker. Do you know who you spoke to at Scope? They're a great bunch so I'm glad they're helping you. 
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,343 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi i am so glad you came here for help and that the scope team have been able to help you and hopefully your social worker we be able to get you some support.

    Try and think about your well being rather than the change in benefits, you and your daughter are the most important 
  • meymay93meymay93 Posts: 148 Member
    Hi thank you so much still wait social worker 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,110 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @meymay93 - Hopefully tomorrow you will hear from your social worker.
    I hope you enjoyed the meal your friend made. Do they live nearby?
    How is your daughter? Does she know how you are feeling just now?
    I am pleased you rang Scope's helpline, as Adrian says they are very good.
    Thank you for the information you sent me. I have passed this on to Adrian.
    I am pleased you know you certainly are not alone. You have talked to me, Adrian & Chloe last year, & now you have heard from Poppy & Jane too. We all are here if you want to talk anytime.
    Please take care of yourself. Remember we are all here for you, & tomorrow you may find out more about the help you need.
  • meymay93meymay93 Posts: 148 Member
    Hi can you give me number I call today I get fone call he is very help me my friend live to far  she came because she now I am self harm I hope social worker call me thank you all support 
  • meymay93meymay93 Posts: 148 Member
    My dougther she work full time no time for me much now I am on my own most time I cant even go my self shower i have child hood abuse my ex husband bit me lot he also abuse bit my dougther now when I think all just want to die 
  • meymay93meymay93 Posts: 148 Member
    edited August 2020
    Hi I am all ways stand all night pulling my finger till blad came i fell some time if blood  came out from body all will ok just some time cut my self till blod came out because I have lot health problem i dont eat no sleep  no wash my gp put me mind but not open yet 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,422

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    edited August 2020
    meymay93 said:
    My dougther she work full time no time for me much now I am on my own most time I cant even go my self shower i have child hood abuse my ex husband bit me lot he also abuse bit my dougther now when I think all just want to die 

    Hi @Meymay93

    I'm Cher and am new to Scope so you might not be familiar with my name! I just wanted to check how you were today and if you had anything nice planned?

    I'm sorry to hear about the difficulties you have going on :(  It sounds like you have had a lot to deal with and I can understand you feeling sad about it.  

    I wondered if you have ever gotten help for the childhood abuse you mentioned?  Maybe speaking to someone about those memories would be a good starting point.  This NHS directory helps people find contact details for psychological support in their local area https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-psychological-therapies-service/what-happens-when-you-refer-yourself If you type in the name of your GP it will come up with a list of people you can call :) 

    In the meantime, and if you ever feel yourself having worrying suicidal thoughts, please don't hesitate to call Samaritians on 116 123. Also, as @Chloe_Scope told you SHOUT have a similar service which is mental health support over text. To talk to them text SHOUT to 85258 and a crisis volunteer will get in touch with you.  If you feel you are in immediate danger then please call 999 or go to your local A&E department. 

    I'm online most of today though so if you want to keep me company and have a chat here, let me know :)   
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
    meymay93 said:
    Hi I am all ways stand all night pulling my finger till blad came i fell some time if blood  came out from body all will ok just some time cut my self till blod came out because I have lot health problem i dont eat no sleep  no wash my gp put me mind but not open yet 
    Hi @meymay93, just to let that I have merged this into the same thread so that we are able to give you the best information possible.

    Self-harm can be a coping mechanism when we are hurting and the world is too painful. MIND have said:
    During intense urges to hurt yourself, it can be hard to imagine that it's possible to do anything else.
    This might help you. They also have a page on how you can help yourself when you experience urges to self-harm. If you have a read through this it might give you some alternatives. As @Cher_Scope said, we're around for most of the day if you need to chat. :)

    If you would prefer something face to face, Self Injury Support webchat (for women and girls) is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm.

    You could also download the free distrACT app. This gives you easy, quick and discreet access to information and advice about self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,110 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @meymay93 - How are you today? I hope you are a little better. :)

  • meymay93meymay93 Posts: 148 Member
    Hi 
    Last night I cut my self till all normal if I am not die till I will ok thank you so much scope help me lot I think all settle I not ok 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,110 Disability Gamechanger
    @meymay - Have you looked at the advice Chloe & Cher have both given? This may help you.
    I was sorry to read you had hurt yourself.
    Soon you can talk to Scope's helpful people...not too long now.
    I hope you get some sleep tonight. :)
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Good morning @meymay93. Sorry to hear you had a tough night. 

    Do you have a friend coming round today? It looks like it's going to be a beautiful day.

    If you're struggling please have a look at the advice above.

    Hope you have a lovely day. :)
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,343 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi how are you today hope you had a better night 


    Its concerning to read how you are struggling and I hope your social worker I'd in touch today 
  • meymay93meymay93 Posts: 148 Member
    Hi no body contact me yet I am very upsetting since Thursday I tried call.contact no respond bad i am upsetting 
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