"CMHT & Crisis Team"
About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health (inpatient) Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health (inpatient) NG3 6AA
Posted by Reah (as ),
I have contacted the crisis team many times, I was under them for several months. I now realise that I'm not helped by calling them - I'm frequently left feeling patronised, that the people I've spoken with have been condescending, often more distressed than before. What's more upsetting is their threat of & frequent use of the police to do their work. Having the police turn up on my doorstep for a Safe and Well visit is scary, they've always been lovely but it's the fact it's the police, the uniform; the nearest police vehicle was a van with 5-6 of them on one occasion which just frightened me.
I'm currently under the CMHT. My care co-ordinator is my psychiatrist whom I see every 6-8 weeks. I've asked why he's my care co-ordinator and been told its because there aren't enough CPNs, support workers etc.
In hospital for psychiatric reasons several times in the last few months. On my last inpatient stay the psychiatrist on the ward suggested I needed more frequent contact with the cmht, a support worker I could meet weekly. Also on discharge from the ward I was told I'd have crisis team involvement for the next 7 days. Neither of these things happened. I feel insignificant and let down.
I also do not have a Care Plan, never had a CPA.
Is it not within everyone's interests to help me manage so hospital admission is less frequent and crisis maybe averted rather than reacted to?