"Waited several months for appointment"

About: Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health

(as the patient),

Was referred to the Mental Health service over a year ago because I was suicidal - but took several weeks to be seen to assess whether or not I was in danger. Then when they decided I wasn't in imminent danger I had to wait several months for an appointment at which I was offered a choice of therapies as I couldn't have both for "financial reasons".

Since then my GP has referred me back but each time nobody seems to know why they are seeing me and all you get offered is a 6 week course when the tablets alone take weeks to kick in. They seem to me more interested in pigeon-holing me and slotting me in to whatever is least subscribed that week.

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Response from Sarah Harrison, Head of Hearing Feedback, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences.

We would very much welcome the opportunity to explore the issues you raise in your post if you felt this was something you would be interested in doing. Please feel free to contact me on 01772 695315.


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