"Services are worsening and no one seems to care."
About: Claire House / Ashton & Golborne CMHT (Adults) Claire House Ashton & Golborne CMHT (Adults) WN3 4NW
Posted by Snowdog (as ),
So this is how it goes...
A few months ago I requested to change psychiatrist - the guy I was seeing didn't listen to a word I said and even invited an SHO into a consultation without my permission or any introductions. I was assigned to a new consultant who, in my opinion, was aggressive, uncaring and exceedingly patronising. I was on adds regime which was working - but this has been replaced by cheaper non-effective meds.
I was advised by my community psychiatric nurse (CPN) a couple of weeks ago that he was changing roles - which to me seemed to be that I didn't have a CPN anymore. I was assigned support, time and recovery (STR) worker who whilst a decent chap is no substitute for a CPN.
I have been advised that my Care Plan is now consultant based and if I need any help I am to ring the duty officer at Claire House.
To be totally honest after my experiences of ringing duty and getting a call several hours later from someone who has no knowledge of my history, calling duty is not an option.
Thus, I am left with no support at all, an urgent need to get back on the meds that worked via a meds review with a consultant I didn't feel comfortable with.
It seems that the recovery teams won't be happy until support is withdrawn to such a degree that emergency services necessarily become involved.
I have become extremely upset and distressed and don't know where to turn.
Services are worsening and no one seems to care.