"Not being listened to in relation to care and needs"
About: Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health DN4 8QN
Posted by connor2 (as ),
I am a long term patient with Rotherham and Doncaster Mental Health Services who suffers from severe anxiety, depression, paranoia and OCD.
Over the past 25 years I have had numerous drug and therapeutic treatments that have not worked.
I have always tried hard with the therapy but to no avail.
The only thing that had any effect was regular appointments with a keyworker/therapist where I could clear my mind. Therefore keeping my moods and so illnesses in check.
However last year after yet another failed treatment I was informed that I was being discharged without any warning or preparation. I would now have to mainly look after myself with support from my doctor. I was not at all happy.
Im a very passive person so don't like to say anything.
For the next fw months I struggled on alone but eventually the symptoms and suffering became too much. Which led to me contacting the service again for help.
At the arranged appointment I stated that I again needed a long term arrangement with a keyworker to talk to. But the nurse said that they couldn't operate like that although she could in the short term get someone with whom I could just offload with on a short term basis.
I went along to the first meeting with the counsellor but it soon became apparent that I was being put straight back into therapy treatment. Something through past experience I have a lot of trouble believing in.
Immediately I stated I wasn't happy but just talking wouldn't get to the source of my difficulties.
Obviously after a while the therapy didn't work and I became very distressed and suicidal and brought this up.
Another type of therapy with another therapist was arranged at which I tried the hardest ever. Again unfortunately my symptoms and suffering was worse than ever. I am now openly stating that I just cant take much more.
I just feel at the moment I'm not being listened to and rules are being put before my needs, wellbeing and maybe life.
It obvious to myself and to my friends and family that my illness is more serious than the services believe and more long term community care is needed. Be that with a keyworker, social worker or charity social worker.
My health is being damaged by all of this.