"Single parent needing CBT"

About: Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Adult community mental health

(as the patient),

Having moved from London to Glastonbury to be a full time parent with Mental Health issues, I am finding it very difficult to access Mental Health services. I need CBT Therapy but I've been told that there are very few places where I can get the help that I so need, especially as a single parent who could have my son taken away from him if I become too unwell to look after him. Which then causes me more stress which just makes everything a vicious circle. It seems there is not enough Mental Health Services here in Somerset

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Responses

Response from Lucy Nicholls, Development Officer, Somerset LINk

Hello,

This story was submitted to Patient Opinion by the Somerset LINk, on behalf of a Somerset patient who has contacted us as part of our 'Patient Stories' project. We will be keeping a record of all stories submitted, and all responses from providers.

Thanks very much to the person who submitted this story. You sound really worried and I'm very sorry that you are struggling to find services to help you resolve things. We will ask Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (who run mental health services in Somerset) to respond to your story and hopefully they will suggest some places that you can contact in order to find more support. I hope that you manage to get the support you need and that this helps to relieve you of some of your concerns.

Thanks again for sharing your story with us.

Best wishes,

LUCY

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Response from Karen Howard-Grenville, PALS, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Hello closer891

Thank you for contacting Patient Opinion, my name is Karen and I am from the Patient Advice and Liaison Service, PALS, at Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We take any concerns raised about our services very seriously and want to reslove them as quickly as possible.

I would like to help you resolve your apparent difficulty in accessing our services. If you would like to ring 01278 432022, email me at pals@sompar.nhs.uk or write to me at 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, TA6 4RN, I will be happy to discuss this further with you.

Karen

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