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Hi, my name is rturner!

rturnerrturner Posts: 12Member Listener
Last week I had my first review assessment  for my PIP award and it's really stressing me out. Due to nature of my illness the assessment  was done in my home as I hate to go out side , hate being around people . I also have night terrors , visions of  painfull events  and thoughts of  how to hurt myself for them to stop. I feel though the nurse was friendly I feel I was being set up for a fall. Can anyone advise on what I should do ?


  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Posts: 5,856Member Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @rturner, and a warm welcome to the community!

    Thanks for sharing this with us, and well done on persevering with the review. Do you have supportive people around you who can be there for you whilst you wait for the outcome?

    You are a member of our community and we appreciate you. If you are having thoughts of self harm, it is important that you discuss them with someone who is qualified to help. Please call the Samaritans on 116 123 (free) or email them at [email protected]. You might also benefit from reading MIND’s information on how you can help yourself.

    If you feel that you may be an immediate danger to yourself, please call 999 or go to your local hospital right away.

  • steve51steve51 Posts: 6,165Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @rturner

    Welcome it’s great to meet you this evening.

    Well Done ✅ for your pip assessment.

    We have got lots of info and advice on our community.

    Please please let me know if you want me to go through this with you ????

  • rturnerrturner Posts: 12Member Listener
    Thank you to pippa  and Steve,  the many stages of waiting for the pip reply is no good for any illness people endure , so I feel I needed to reach out in some way. 
  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Posts: 1,783Member Pioneering
    Hi @rturner 

    Thank you for reaching out to us, we are all here to support you. Please keep us updated. :)
  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 5,994Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @rturner   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing. 

    I am one of the team of community champions who help and advise new members who have joined.

    Please can I ask do you have any one to support you?  I know as a community we be only too happy to help and support you.

    We are here anything you wish to know please ask.

    May I add your assessment well done to you for coping with that. It is never easy.

    If you experiencing problems with your mental health. Try to find some support on line. There are mental health charities on line and you can self refer.

    I used this one for my own mental health.


    One of the SCOPE team has given you some excellent advice and guidance.

    You are a valued member of our community.

    Keep in touch.  Always here to listen.

    Take care.

  • rturnerrturner Posts: 12Member Listener
    Thank you so much, I feel very much on my own 99 percent of the time, I get pockets of help but I'm forgotten about. I had help from samh to get me out the house but that was only for 12 weeks as it is 22 pound and hour. Thank you so much for the warmest of welcomes. Now await my pip reassessment response .
  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 5,994Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @rturner Thanks for reply. You not alone remember that.

    You a valued member of our community now.

    I myself live on my own and know how hard that is. First time out for a couple of months.

    Had appointment. Use this forum for support and mental wellbeing.

    I gave you the name of the mental health charity might help.  If you wish to have a look.

    I used local council services but found only short term was not for me.

    So used mental health charities felt a lot better and got a lot of reassurance.

    Hope that helps you. We are here anytime to listen.  Want to have a chat or speak about something. Need to share and we do care.

    Please take care.

  • steve51steve51 Posts: 6,165Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @rturner

    “Just checking in”

    How are things going today??? 

    You don’t need to feel “alone” anymore you have found your new “family and friends”

    Please please jump aboard if you need any help/support!!!!!!

    We are all here for “You”

  • rturnerrturner Posts: 12Member Listener
    Pip call me today to ask for little more detail, not sure I how I feel
  • steve51steve51 Posts: 6,165Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @rturner

    Okay that sounds good as the more “info” that they have is much better in the “long run”

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