"The very thing that is making my life change for the better."
About: Adult mental health (Southwark) Adult mental health (Southwark) SE5 8AZ
Posted by kikideesd (as ),
I had a breakdown in April of this year (2013) and ended up in A&E and eventually at my local CMHT. I have been in and out of the system at the Maudsley for various issues ranging from depression to anxiety and some more serious issues and found the support and assessments appalling. However, I have had a total change of heart in regards to the mental health system because of my experiences this year.
I was supported from the very minute I stepped through the doors at the hospital, receive amazing care from my local mental health team, my doctors got me on the list for CBT which has been very successful in my case and I continue to have support from all the teams/dpts involved in my care. I am grateful to them all as I do not feel silly, disrespected or belittled as I did over 6 years ago. So whatever it is that you are doing to improve your services and treatment of your patients; please keep it up as it has been the very thing that is making my life change for the better.