New Podcast Episode! Unemployment and Mental Health

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This week Nicola and I talk about our experiences of unemployment and how it effects our mental health (spoiler alert, it’s not in a good way) including looking for work, the jobcenter and the benefits system, and what helps us.

 

If you are applying for Personal Independence Payments or Universal Credit for a disability including mental illness, there are some useful guides that have recently been updated to help you with changes in the system.

Rethink Mental Illness Guide to PIP (scroll down to the PDF file)

https://www.rethink.org/living-with-mental-illness/money-issues-benefits-employment/personal-independence-payment

Disability Rights UK PIP Guide (page 39 has an example of keeping a mental health diary that can be very useful as evidence)

https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/sites/default/files/pdf/PIPGuidetoclaiming1May2018.pdf

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