My daughter has been diagnosed with Schizophrenia and has now been in hospital for nearly two years. She takes seven different drugs one of which is an anti-depressant. One of these drugs caused a toxic reaction during which she nearly lost her life. She has had ECT on several occasions, this time she has just finished 8 sessions, appeared better for a while then seems very depressed again only a few weeks later. She has a ten year old son, they live alone, in a top floor flat normally, her son is being care for by family at present, the hospital are looking for a discharge in January but this seems unlikely. She has applied for PIP payment when discharged, encouraged and supported by the hospital but has been told that she has to wait 28 weeks for an interview!! She is always being hounded by the benefits office to work and I feel the anxiety of this has helped bring on her present attack.
Is there any help out there at all for her?