"Crisis team support for my brother"

About: Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust / Adult mental health

(as a relative),

After a very large overdose in December 2014 and ending up in recuss with a severe physical illness as well, my darling survived thank goodness but spent a few weeks at the mental health unit. After discharge crisis team I should state for a crisis got involved.

My darling spent many of his recovering days feeling suicidal and very depressed. On one instance the crisis team who had seen him on many occasions spoke of his medication name and that had been stopped weeks before, another time 930pm suicidal and alone a phone call from them to go for a walk. Discharged him to our pleading of please don't but been on there list for too long, .

This week March 2015 took him to go who reffered him again, as he doesn't meet the criteria for a con or counselling lol. Crisis team came to visit him after GPS referral and said they wouldn't be seeing him again? My darling is home alone suicidal to the max and cannot stop crying. So I ring the crisis team why will you not see him? Didn't meet the criteria for crisis team again I must point out crisis team. Told get your children out of bed the change might do him good, with the eldest having learning difficulties autism and cerebral palsy all of which she knew.

Am I wrong in begging her to help and not taking my children out of bed when they have too go to school? I said if something happens to my darling tonight what will you say then? Her response was he will be OK. My heart is breaking what is a crisis team for? What training do they have? How do you meet the criteria for a cpn? And they get paid for this.

I'll be on the phone to his go in the morning and he will be just as disgusted, that's if my darling makes it through the night.

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Responses

Response from Becky Millward, Patient Experience and Partnerships Manager, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

We are very sorry that your brother has not been able to access the support he requires at this difficult time for all of you. We would like to have the opportunity to speak to him to talk through his support options and would invite him to contact our Crisis Team Manager, Matthew Pickard either via the PALS office or via his PA on 0116 225 6871 to access the right help. We hope things improve for you all soon.

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