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Started a job today and going downhill

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mudslides

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I started a job today and was really happy about escaping the work programme which id been shoved on after atos found me well. Well, I did today, nearly crying at points throughout the day, and came home and literally broke down. I really dont want to go back. Wasnt such a great idea going from no work for 6 years to full time work =40 hour week. Now I dont know what to do. feel like im letting myself down, like i shouldnt be in the world because i cant cope. Scared to quit because obviously i will be utterly skint. help
 
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Hi Mudslides are you getting any help with the transition from the jobcentre? Are you receiving any support/treatment for MH?

I really admire that you've got off the work programme, found a job, gone through the interview process and faced the first day.

I would make an appointment to speak to an advisor at the jobcentre (take somone else with you if you can for support) tell the advisor about your experience at work.
While you're there I would put in a claim for Income Support which you should be eligible for (if you're not working).
https://www.gov.uk/income-support/eligibility

I would make an appointment to see your GP, care co-ordinator, CPN, MH team etc.

I would put in an application for ESA and DLA and get help filling out the forms from one or more of these sources.

Citizens Advice Bureau

http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm


MIND
http://www.mind.org.uk/help/advice_lines

Rethink
http://www.rethink.org/how_we_can_help/our_services/advocacy.html

Benefits and Work website (forums and email newsletter are free to join, to access the guides you need to pay a yearly subscription)
http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/
 
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thanks for your reply. Mind dont offer anything in my local area, and apparently i cant make a jobcentre appointment unless ive put in a claim or something. spoke to my gp today and he is going to give me a sick cert so i have to start the esa process again knowing i will fail again =(
 
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Hi Mudslides that great that your GP is helping.

Have you tried making a claim for income support?

We will do our best on this forum to support you in your claim for ESA. I do recommend getting help filling it out from Citizens Advice and if you can afford it joining the Benefits and Work website.

Try and get as much supporting evidence for your application as you can. :hug1:
 
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Ive just filled in my first form ready to send off (they usually do it over the phone but the computers were down). I know theres no chance they will find anything in my favour so it seems a bit of a waste of time. :/
 
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Hi Mudslides

Sorry for the late reply I haven't been on the forum much this week.

Is that the form for income support?
 
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Hi Mudslides

Sorry for the late reply I haven't been on the forum much this week.

Is that the form for income support?

Nah, they said to claim for ESA
 
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Hi Mudslides I cannot emphasise how important it is to get help/advice with the ESA form and take a lot of time filling it out. If it's filled out well you might not even need an ATOS assessment.
 
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