"My experiences as a mental health service user"
About: Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health LS15 8ZB
Posted by Rocket253 (as ),
I am a 52 year old man and have suffered from mental health problems for many years.
I've been to St Marys House and I have been on a number of programmes including touchstone and journey from January to June this year. Generally I feel they are doing things right for me at the moment.
Journey was ok but I felt treated like a child at times. The whole situation needs looking at again. I understand having warm ups but we played some sort of game beforehand which was for kids.
I am on medication which I feel works sometimes and doesn't others. It's meant I've put on weight which isn't good and I get out of breath and find it difficult walking uphill. It makes me feel forgetful and sometimes I feel like I'm getting senile.
I'm involved with Community links but I'm only seen once a fortnight which often doesn't feel enough. Sometimes I feel listened to and sometimes I don't. It's all being going on a long time and I wish I could sit down with someone and get it all sorted out.