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Hi, my name is Laineyxo2! I've been referred for an interview with Capita after review. Any advice?

Laineyxo2
Laineyxo2 Member Posts: 6 Listener
edited January 15 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi, I'm new to the community. 
I sent away for my pip review in November last year and I phoned Dwp today to say my medication had doubled at night time as I'm struggling with anxiety, depression, eupd and cope by causing myself self harm. The Dwp told be I've been referred for an interview with capita and I'm up to high doe crying and worrying about meeting someone I don't know. It's really stressing me out its been 9 weeks from dwp recieved my renewal form....
Am I stressing out about nothing.. 
Please can anyone give me some advice 

Kind regards Elaine 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,329 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Unfortunately the review process is taking a lot longer than that in some cases 12 months 

    My sister in law is having review and got letter to say her award would stay in place till new decision was made which could take 12 months 

    The assessment in most cases are still being done by phone rather than f2f 
  • Laineyxo2
    Laineyxo2 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    It's terrible leaving people waiting in anticipation causing more distress than anything. Thanks for your comment
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,329 Disability Gamechanger
    The waiting is down mainly to backlogs and the situation everyone is in 

    Dwp and capita are short staffed , working from hone , high absences due to covid etc the wait unfortunately is inevitable during a pandemic that has been affecting society for 2 years now 
  • Laineyxo2
    Laineyxo2 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Oh I know all about the pandemic I've lost my stepmother and grandmother within months of each other. My dad is in a home with final stages of dementia and I can't visit because they've had an out break so I'm totally understanding to the fact the country is in a pandemic, and my mental health is worse than ever.
    Thanks for your insight
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,627 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,
    The majority of people have assessments even for a review. At the moment these mostly take place by telephone, though some have been face to face. 
    A change of medication isn’t a change of circumstances that need reporting, just so you’re aware. 
    I realise it’s stressful waiting but all you can do is wait. If an assessment is needed once an appointment becomes available they will contact you.
  • Laineyxo2
    Laineyxo2 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thanks so much for commenting, I just seem to be over analysing and working myself up and probably over nothing, unfortunately it's just the way I am.

    Kind regards Elaine 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,627 Disability Gamechanger
    I think the majority of people always find reviews cause even more anxiety than usual. I know they make me feel this way too only i have double the trouble because i'm my daughters appointee, so i deal with her claim too.
  • Laineyxo2
    Laineyxo2 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    My goodness you've a lot going on.... 
    Kind regards 
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 796

    Scope community team

    Hello @Laineyxo2

    Thanks for reaching out with your query and I hope the community has helped you to feel reassured about things. How are you feeling today?

    I was quite worried reading this:

    I'm struggling with anxiety, depression, eupd and cope by causing myself self harm.

    Can I ask what support you're getting for you mental health at the moment? You mentioned your medication has doubled, have you spoken to your GP about the self harm as well?

    I can recommend these resources to help when stress and anxiety all gets too overwhelming, please take a look here:

    Remember, if you feel like you might be at risk right now, please call 999 or visit your local hospital as soon as you can.

    If you need any extra help or support please do let us know, you're not alone in this, and I hope you find the community a supportive place. 

    Alex
    Online Community Coordinator
    Scope

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  • Laineyxo2
    Laineyxo2 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi thanks for your concern, one of my problems is that I don't talk enough, so I appreciate your message. 

    I have a psychiatrist, he telephone last week and I was having a total melt down, I haven't been sleeping well to top everything else of.
    I have a cpn, they aren't very good at making contact I have to reach out to them when I'm feeling overwhelmed or in absolute crisis. 
    My GP is very good I'm going on Wednesday for bloods and an appointment with her as I'm having burning sensations in my right hand that's getting worse and limiting what I can do.
    My self harm is an ongoing battle that I'm managing to not do. 
    I've exhausted myself with stress and worry 

    Sorry for causing you concern

    Kind regards Elaine 
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 796

    Scope community team

    Don't apologise at all @Laineyxo2 I just want to help make sure you're getting enough support :)

    Thank you for taking the time to get back to me, and explaining everything, that's very helpful. I'm glad to hear that you've been in touch with both your psychiatrist and your GP, and I hope your appointment on Wednesday goes okay. Perhaps you can let her know how exhausted you're feeling too.

    It's very hard to let go of stress and worry, but talking about it is one big step. It's good that you're managing your battle with self harm, and you've got a good support network to call on if ever things get on top of you- that includes here as well.  

    I've sent you an email to remind you of all the organisations you can contact if you need some help, and to offer additional support if you feel you need it, so do check your inbox whenever you can. 
    Online Community Coordinator
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