Having a mental health problem can be expensive. For many of us it can mean that we need extra support to get to work, to see friends and family and to carrying on living our lives. That’s why benefits like Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can make such a difference. Getting the right support can mean that those of us with mental health problems won’t face a financial penalty when doing the things that are important to us.
Anyone should be treated with dignity and respect when they go for a benefits assessment. That’s not happening at the moment and we’ll be using your stories and experiences to push for change with people in power.