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TOPIC: ESA50 question, simple task setting alarm clock

ESA50 question, simple task setting alarm clock 2 months 1 week ago #169049

Hi I don't know what I should put for this question, I suffer with clinical depression and pretty much everyday I sit and do nothing, no tv or anything.
My partner does everything including washing etc as I am umm to simply state, not interested and do not care if I have clean clothes or not.
Do I still put that I am able to set a washing machine and alarm clock? I don't know what to do.

I haven't taken any medication for a couple of days because I have been so tired whilst taking them but am still not able to sleep, because I need to get these forms filled in and its caused arguments with my partner, he hasn't been happy with me because I have got worse instead of better since taking the medication, I am taking Fluoxetine and Mirtazapine.

My local mental health clinic I got referred to have sent me a letter telling me that my doctor referred me to them but my "problems are too complex for their service".
The Psychological wellbeing practitioner has said she discussed my case with her manager and they have agreed to refer me to the community mental health team, given the level of risk, and requirement of increased input.
She concluded with...is not currently suitable for our service, and doesn't present with a mild to moderate mental health problem, nor do I think that she would benefit from the short term nature of our service.

Sorry for putting so much of the letter in but in all honesty I don't know if I am coming or going, I had to call the crisis team yesterday because I don't know how to deal with stress or change and have been incredibly suicidal, my partner keeps all knives out of my reach so I can't harm myself, I am covered in scars.

I understand that this has gone off track from the question I asked but I wasn't sure if it is relevant or not to the form, I have been reading through the guide and my brain is really muddled up, I struggle with information going in and staying in.
Thank you to anyone that can help me.
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ESA50 question, simple task setting alarm clock 2 months 1 week ago #169067

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Miserable

Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explain where everything is

Welcome to Benefits and Work

Can you set an alarm clock? The activity looks at what you cannot do, rather than what you do not do!

If you had the instruction manual could you follow it to set the alarm clock or to set a washing machine?

If you can't do these things then you should explain why on the form. It may be that the effects of your conditions prevent you from doing so, it could be the medication or even a combination of the two.

Just follow the formula in the guide to answering the questions and this will help you phrase a response.

If you have further questions then please reply to this post and we will do our best to help.

Gordon
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ESA50 question, simple task setting alarm clock 2 months 1 week ago #169069

Thank you Gordon.
I have read through again and am able to fill the form in.
I am hoping that everything will be ok now, the guide is invaluable, I am happy everything is broken up the way it is and is very clear, even though I had to put this post up because at the time I wasn't taking it in.
Thank you again.
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ESA50 question, simple task setting alarm clock 2 months 1 week ago #169180

I wonder whether this activity is about the ability to learn (how to do a task), rather than the ability to do (a task). Had you never used a washing machine before, could you learn how to use one now (performing all the complex activities essential to the successful laundering of clothes)? I think there are some tasks that we learnt to do decades ago, so now we can do those tasks. But we would not be able to learn how to do them now.
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ESA50 question, simple task setting alarm clock 2 months 2 days ago #169739

Hi I received a text message from pip on the 26th of September telling me they have sent me the form to fill in, but I still haven't received it.

Does it normally take more than a week for the form to arrive since they posted it?

I'm not sure if I should contact them to say I haven't received the form yet or not, I have been sent letters dated after the date they sent it out that were posted 2nd class.

Just seems a bit odd to me that it isn't here even though it was sent so long ago.
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ESA50 question, simple task setting alarm clock 2 months 2 days ago #169785

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Miserable wrote:
Hi I received a text message from pip on the 26th of September telling me they have sent me the form to fill in, but I still haven't received it.

Does it normally take more than a week for the form to arrive since they posted it?

I'm not sure if I should contact them to say I haven't received the form yet or not, I have been sent letters dated after the date they sent it out that were posted 2nd class.

Just seems a bit odd to me that it isn't here even though it was sent so long ago.

It typically takes 7-10 days. If you haven't received it by the end of the week give them a call on Friday.

Gordon
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