"Still waiting for help from April House"
About: April House April House Southampton SO19 5ES
Posted by Panda13 (as ),
I was assessed for April House last June/July and accepted onto the waiting list. However, almost a whole year later, I am still waiting. After hearing nothing for such a long time, I phoned and asked how long I had left to wait, and was told I was still not at the top of the list. April House have made no attempt during this time to contact me.
Having had an eating disorder in one form or another for 10 years and having had inpatient treatment in the past, I feel really let down. I am aware this is not the fault of April House itself, but if there is such a demand for a service that it creates a year long waiting list, why is this service not being expanded? It seems to me that April House does not have the sufficient resources at present to deal with the amount of people that need help.
Thankfully I am to some degree managing alone, but I feel very sad that I have had to manage for this long on my own, and feel very lucky that I have been strong enough to do so.