So just been for my meeting at DWP-ESA to see if I’m “fit for work” this is what she told me to do to “get better”
Lady at DWP- join groups you will meet more people and get you out interacting with people.
Me- I am in groups, I go to a photography group once a week, a Autsim group once a week and a night class once a week.
Lady at DWP- oh, well, what you need to be doing is looking for groups to join then your not sat in your room doing nothing it will really help…
Me- I am in some groups…
Lady at DWP make friends in your own area the friends you have aren’t real friends because they aren’t there for you all the time because and they don’t I’ve in your area.
Me- errrrrr I’ve known my friends close to 10years they have been there for me though everything when others stabbed me in the back they stuck by me no matter what no matter where they live.
Lady at DWP- oh so you had friends in the area before?
Me- yeah but none I want to reconnect with they was toxic and would make my anxiety and depression worse.
Lady at DWP- oh well why don’t you reconnect with them they can help you better than the friends you have now.
Lady at DWP- go college
Me- I do, I do English, Maths, and Mandarin.
Lady at DWP- oh, well why not sign up at college?
Me- I’m at college, and right now I can’t sign up because it’s not September I can’t sign up till august now.
Lady at DWP- oh, well what’s stopping you from going to college?
Yeah….I had to bite my tongue and ask was her name Jon Snow!
OK, I’m not knocking what she suggested, because yeah doing the things she suggested can help, it helps some people more than others but yeah it can help.
What got my back up was she wasn’t listening when I said I was doing she tried to make it sound like she was putting the idea in my head.