"Being a carer"
About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health (inpatient) Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health (inpatient) NG3 6AA
Posted by Helping Others (as ),
I have two family members who are receiving treatment from Nottingham City Adult Mental Health Services. I have felt in the past that as carer for both, I have been little more than a taxi service to get them to and from outpatient appointments.
I felt that I had more to offer, and could support them better if I had been more informed and more involved in their treatment. However, I am pleased to say that at both their last appointments I was asked, with my family members permission, if I would like to come in to the appointment. I was so pleased to be asked.
I hope this is a new policy and that all carers will be offered this same opportunity.