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Hi, my name is Loonyboon!

LoonyboonLoonyboon Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi I'm mentally and physically ill, I'm agaraphobic haven't left my home for 19 years and a suicidal manic depressive. I was due assessment this year, but received letter with end date January 15th. I'm so confused. As I may now have cancer and worse. I'm suicidal over all of this. What do I do?. Please help.

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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,407 Scope community team
    edited July 21
    Hi @Loonyboon and welcome to the community.

    Does the letter mention that the award was extended due to coronavirus? If so you don't need to do anything as they'll contact you for a reassessment closer to that time.

    I'm sorry to hear you're feeling suicidal about this. Is it safe to assume that you normally receive some mental health support? Have you been getting much of this throughout lockdown?
    If you're struggling with suicidal feelings it's really important to speak to someone trained and able to help you with them. Please give Samaritans a call on 116 123 or email them at [email protected]
    Also, while it's fair to say as a disability charity our strengths lie in the daily lives of disabled people rather than mental health, we would be willing to seek additional support for you if that's something you'd like. If so, please email us at [email protected]

    Of course if you feel like you might be in danger, please call 999 or go to your local hospital.
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,015 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Loonyboon

    Welcome it’s my meet you today.

    I am very very sorry to hear about your current situation.

    It’s great to see that you have meet Adrian who is on off our senior members.

    Can you please follow his info/advice.

    If you do need someone to talk to please please come back to me ASAP.

    @steve51
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 2,241 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Loonyboon Welcome to the community I am sorry to heat how you are feeling, maybe if you give us more details about your assessment and the letter we can put your mind at ease.

    What sort of assessment was it , was it PIP if so it is possible if you were due to be assessed because your award was about to end they have extended it .

    This has happened to all those due to be assessed but the assessment hasnt taken place. The award has been extended by 6 months.

    They will get in touch when they want to re-assess you and you d not have to do anything until the contact you  
  • gaz1960gaz1960 Member Posts: 111 Pioneering
    Welcome to the site, hope you will find guidance and feedback to help you through a difficult time in your life. 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 9,519 Scope community team
    Welcome to the community @Loonyboon, just wanted to check in to see how you are today. :)
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    Scope
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,407 Scope community team
    How are you feeling this week @Loonyboon? :smile:
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
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