"Confused process to access Mental Health Services "
About: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Child and adolescent mental health care (inpatient) Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Child and adolescent mental health care (inpatient) BN13 3EP
Posted by BeckyLucyRose (as ),
Its a long old process of actually getting any decent help when you struggle with mental health through the NHS.
After having a Mental Illness for the best part of 6 years I was given anti-depressants and it was only after I suggested to my GP that I wanted to see a psychiatrist to find out the real root of my problem.
It was a very confused process to get an appointment and I had to make 3 phones calls to chase my case up so I knew what was going on.
I can imagine that this process puts people off getting help, as it does take such a long time, and I almost feel as if my case isn't as important as other illnesses.