"Nottinghamshire Personality Disorder & Development Network long waiting list"
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Posted by HopeFeedback (as ),
The nurse I have seen at the Nottinghamshire Personality Disorder & Development Network was very understanding.
It was over six months since I went onto the waiting list and was told to contact them if I had not heard from them within six months.
I have been waiting a long time to access this service and still am waiting, with no date of beginning the 12 week MBTI training course, then the one year MBT therapy. The only helpful thing I was told at a 'catch up, and check in' appointment was I haven't been forgotten, but there were dozens ahead of me and another 'catch up, and check in' appointment would be made for three months time and if I needed emergency help, I was told the crisis team were available and/or the Samaritans. Thank you for that.
I was told at an outside event, where Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust had stalls, in the Old Market Square, Nottingham, last week, was that the mental health services were the 'Cinderella' service of the NHS. Why is this the case? The mental health services should be on a parity with the physical health services.
More resources should be given to these essential therapies.
Please invest more money, and train more skilled people, so the waiting lists are cut to manageable and more humane levels.