"Mental Health Resourse Centre Weekend Closures"
About: North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust / Adult mental health North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust Adult mental health ST2 8LD North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust / Crisis resolution North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust Crisis resolution ST2 8LD
Posted by Maljo (as ),
I am a service user of Lymebrook mental health resource centre and I will not be able to access services at the weekend, if and when I have a crisis.
At the moment if I do have a crisis I am able to telephone the centre and I can talk to one of the very experienced staff who are able to talk me through my crisis. If they are unable to help me they would refer me to someone that can. Without their support I am not sure what will happen to me. I may slip backward from recovery.
If it was not for the wonderful staff at Lymebrook, I would not be on the road to recovery. I have been lucky to have got such a wonderful team whom I cannot thank enough for helping me to get well. From my Doctor, Mary, Gill and not forgeting my CPN Sheila. There are also the clerical staff who have been brilliant when i have spoken to them.
I have been told by other service users that the work done at the centre will be done by the crisis team, oh sorry the home treatment team. I for one have no faith in this team and I don't think they will be able cope. I think money spent on this course of action will be a waste as i believe it is the wrong way to use the small amount of money you recieve from the government. I feel that the mental health services are already the cinderella service of the NHS. So please spend the money wisely.