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Might be of interest to anyone claiming PIP solely for mental health reasons

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,160 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for sharing 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,114

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    Thank you for sharing this :) 
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  • Beesmummy798Beesmummy798 Member Posts: 71 Courageous
    @janer1967 @Ross_Scope you's are welcome. It makes a lot of sense, hope it helps even 1 person. I'd be happy then 😊
  • Justcheckingin15Justcheckingin15 Member Posts: 53 Connected
    Interesting read @Beesmummy798 ..thank you.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,591 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 11
    A service you need to pay for. No thank you. Information wholly available elsewhere too.
  • Beesmummy798Beesmummy798 Member Posts: 71 Courageous
    @mikehughescq I don't understand. I just came across this info on Google, I'm not sure what you mean by paying? I'm sure there's some points might be useful to some people. 
  • Beesmummy798Beesmummy798 Member Posts: 71 Courageous
    Well how stupid are they then for giving free.. to the point info available to all googlers. Mustn't be making very much... Eejits giving good easy to read advice.. Freely 😂
  • Beesmummy798Beesmummy798 Member Posts: 71 Courageous
    edited July 11
    Anyone reading this thread please do not pay for any advice ever. All advice, especially benefits advice should be free. Upon searching for info I came across this website. There's some good advice (free). I think they charge if you want them to represent you... But we don't. The advice is in layman's terms which suits me.. And is easy to read. No fancy terminology etc 😉 Anything useful to me I always try to pass it on. That's all I'm doing folks 😊
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,591 Disability Gamechanger
    Information on the site is either lifted from elsewhere; available in equally simple terms elsewhere or plain iffy. 

    How about “ We could not recommend that you complete the form without experienced help.” Really? Why? Overwhelmingly that’s what people do. It’s what they’ve always done. The majority get an award with little difficulty. The idea that forms are beyond the lay person is the perpetuation of a fairly offensive myth which coincidentally then makes you money. 

    So, free. Yes. Good advice? Not as straightforward as you want it to be. Loads of other examples from the same site if you want me to labour the point. 
  • Beesmummy798Beesmummy798 Member Posts: 71 Courageous
    edited July 12
    @mikehughescq
    Hi Mike, my name is Tricia... I suffer from depression and Fibro myalgia. I'm just a normal person, friendly albeit a bit naive. I don't have much confidence but found this forum while googling, Ive only started commenting on things and interacting again, but I do try to help people. Ive taken a lot of your advice and it's been great. <moderator removed - personal attacks not allowed on the community>. Confidence in myself is knocked again. Take care. 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,591 Disability Gamechanger
    I think you’ll find I have commented on the site. I try to avoid comment on people and that would be breach of the terms of the site. I would suggest you rethink your above comments as they are a comment on the person rather than the post. As for the suggestion I have “got rid of quite a few now”. Again, you may want to rethink that.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,160 Disability Gamechanger
    @Beesmummy798

    I understand it has taken a lot for you to contribute on the forum and your contribution is valued just as much as anyone else 

    I hope by staying we can rebuild your confidence back 
  • Beesmummy798Beesmummy798 Member Posts: 71 Courageous
    edited July 12
    @janer1967 thankyou you are lovely and have a great way with people.
    @mikehughescq I will not rethink any comments. I came on here for advice and support. If the moderators need to delete my comments they will. Remember there are people on here that are very very vulnerable. They shouldn't  be criticised. <Moderator removed - personal attacks not allowed on the community>. It requires not only knowledge but a certain way with words and rapport with people. 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,591 Disability Gamechanger
    If you can find exactly where I have criticised you @Beesmummy798 please quote it in full below. There is no personal criticism in a single post in this thread. Please do not make things up. It is neither necessary or helpful. 
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  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,011

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    Just to let you know, we've removed some parts of your comments that constituted personal attacks against another member, which violates our house rules. If you have a concern about the community or any of its members, or want to discuss anything further, please feel free to email us on [email protected] at any time, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

    As you've pointed out "Anyone reading this thread please do not pay for any advice ever. All advice, especially benefits advice should be free.". It seems as though this is what mikehughescq was trying to point out, rather than trying to criticise you personally.

    That being said, we do understand that it can be hard to determine the tone used in written comments. This is a reminder to all members to ensure that you're mindful of your tone when communicating with other members. As you've pointed out @beesmummy798, you can never quite know what position someone is in when you reply to them, so it's important to keep things friendly and safe.

    As this discussion has now run its course, the thread will remain closed.  
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