"Total despair...........I do not know where to..."

About: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

I have been under the care of the team at Peperville House for several years; the last year has been what I can only describe as a nightmare. One example being my CPN was absent for various reasons, so did not see them for nearly two & a half months. I attempted to get to see someone else as I was having major trauma & flash backs due to my housing situation. I was informed it was best to wait for my CPN to return. Being told I pretty much had to get on with it or call the Mental Health Help line.

Then about two weeks ago, I finally got to see my CPN only to be told I was now stable & would be discharged after doing some thing called the “Recovery Pathway” with an Occupational Therapist? There was no discussion or way of any real information or explanation, my fears & concerns were just brushed aside, but what was telling, I was told the rationale for really being discharged was they need to make room for other people…………In have only ever found my CPN to be abrupt, dismissive & more disturbing, accusatorial, I state this with no reserve! My first two CPNs were lovely. Having been in full employment all my life-Human Skeletal Osteologist- until I started to suffer from PTSD some five years ago, I feel I have been treated in a humiliating, degrading & bullying fashion. Considering myself to be some what educated & articulate, I fear for the poor patients who just get told what is going to happen. I am now very scared of what the future holds, all my aims were to try and recover & return to work.

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