"Concerned about my son's mental health care in Lincolnshire"
About: Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health Lincoln LN4 2HN
Posted by Jay000 (as ),
I have been reading some of the previous stories about Lincolnshire Mental Health Trust and have to concur with much of what has been said. My son's experience has been much the same as some other people's.
1. Rationed Services. He was seen by a psychiatrsit who diagnosed him with OCD, Severe Depression and Anxiety. He was referred for talking therapy and then had to choose which diagnosis he wanted treated. He could not have them all treated with talking therapy because they were only allowed to see him a maximum of six times.
He opted for the OCD to be treated and to be frank, 6 sessions was just not enough. He is just as bad as before.
2. Because he could not have talking therapy for his depression he was prescribed drugs although he really did not want to take them. They are not working but as he has not got a follow up appointment yet this hasn't been addressed. It is now 12 weeks that he has been on them and I have no idea when he will be seen again to increase the dose or change the drugs.
3. Crisis team ineffective and very hard to get hold of.