"We shouldn't have to fall upon gems like this"
About: South West London And St George's Mental Health NHS Trust / Child and adolescent mental health South West London And St George's Mental Health NHS Trust Child and adolescent mental health SW17 7DJ
Posted by NHSLover (as ),
This is a quick but huge thank you to super nurse Catherine.
My daughter and I recently went to her evening skills workshops for family and friends. She made us feel so normal. She made us laugh (the first time in at least a year that I can remember doing so) was so welcoming and took such a personal interest in us, we warmed to her immediately.
Her communication session has made me more confident in speaking to my daughter about what she has gone through. Without Catherine and the way she runs these sessions I don't think me and my family would be where we are.
We shouldn't have to just fall upon gems like this - the NHS must provide these sessions everywhere - in this way families wouldn't have to struggle through the bewildering maze of mental health services! ! !