Pip new rules mental health

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Hi. I currently recieve high care and standard rate mobility PIP.

I have been advised by my CPN to apply for enhanced mobility due to a deterioration.

Ive suffered for over 20yrs and also have artritis amd sciatica.

She says because of psycosomatic pain i get wjen i venture outdoors that i should claim.

I never venture anywhere without someone by my side. Even to the corner shop.

I have BPD. OCD. SEVERE RECURRING PSYCOTIC DEPRESSION AND MAJOR ANXIETY AND PTSD.

I have neen sectioned a few times and habe had ECT.

Is it worth asking for change of circumstances due to deterioration. Or am i risking losing what i have under the new rules? Im in a dilemma. Please help. What is the precedure? I couldmt bear anotjer ATOS/CAPITA medical that would put me on the brink of suicide. Thanks in advance.

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    Hi xxgyanorxx

    We note from a recent post which you have made to our forum that you may be experiencing thoughts around self-harm. If we have misinterpreted your comments then we apologies for contacting you directly. But if you are having such thoughts then please note that you are not alone in this, and there are people out there that can help.

    If you are having these suicidal thoughts then we strongly recommend you speak to someone who may be able to help. The Samaritans offer a safe space where you can talk openly about what you are going through. They can help you explore your options, understand your problems better, or just be there to listen.

    Their contact details are on our patient information leaflet here: https://patient.info/health/dealing-with-suicidal-thoughts, which also offers lots of other advice on how you can access the help you may need.

    If you are having such thoughts then please do reach out to the team at the Samaritans (or the other people detailed in our leaflet) who will understand what you're going through and will be able to help.

    Kindest regards

    Patient

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    Hello Gaynor sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. I think you should claim extra benefits .  If you need help with the forms Citizens Advise can help you.  I have found them very helpful   I too have been hospitalized and had to have electric shock treatment  so I know what you are going through.  my thoughts are with you  sending much love from Margaret
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