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Annual mental health review?

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Had a letter from the GP with a kind of care plan to fill in for an annual review.
Was going to say why now when it's been 2-3 years? But probably coz they discharged me last Nov although still have open access? Whatever that is.
Anyway, so got to go rehash shit with my GP who I don't want to talk to as he doesn't care anyway and I don't want him knowing things now and don't expect any help.
When I've wanted to talk to him I get pretty much told to sod off, but now got to go in with a smile on my face and talk all about it for their form filling crud.
I'm a stubborn cow. I know.
Looking at the form, if I fill it in now it'll have sarcastic answers, they're stupid questions I don't have proper answers to.
Sorry. Feel like I'm type-shouting everything.
What are your main symptoms? Are they well managed? Action to take if symptoms not controlled? Early warning signs? What to do, who to contact?
I don't have answers. Symptoms are me, who I am, not controlled, constant flux, no one to contact, no action to take, I rely on myself, I deal with it myself. I don't want to be controlled.
 
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Its an easy way for the GP practice to make money because I think its like £120 government subsidy they get for a pointless review for people with serious mental health conditions. When I go to my review its a 5 minute tick boxing exercise then your shown the door, ching ching for them!

But at least your on the severe mental illness register because that could enable you to receive benefits easier.
 
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Its an easy way for the GP practice to make money because I think its like £120 government subsidy they get for a pointless review for people with serious mental health conditions. When I go to my review its a 5 minute tick boxing exercise then your shown the door, ching ching for them!

But at least your on the severe mental illness register because that could enable you to receive benefits easier.
Should've known it was about money, lol.
Makes me even more tempted to say what I want on the forms :)
I won't, of course, will be a good girl and be sensible as my 'inner voice' is a sensible boring cow who stops me acting like a twunt (most of the time).
What's the SMI register? Who has access to such a thing?
 
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Sounds like a pain in the arse, and just about pointless paperwork.
Deep breaths!
Who knows, the doc may actually surprise you and do something helpful on this occasion. x
 
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Sounds pointless. It'll just be filed on the system and they'll reap the rewards. If your GP isn't involved in your care anyway there won't be any notice taken of it. Do you have to fill it in?
 
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Sounds pointless. It'll just be filed on the system and they'll reap the rewards. If your GP isn't involved in your care anyway there won't be any notice taken of it. Do you have to fill it in?
I doubt they'd notice if I threw it away and never replied. Only thing is when I'm struggling through a bad patch what I'd like is for the gp to be accessible and available because I don't have anywhere else to go, and sometimes I just have a need to tell someone how bad I'm feeling, just so someone knows.
I'm most likely to go there because (I'm not comfortable talking but) he's the person who has known me the longest. But I think I'm not their responsibility so get fobbed off to cmht where I don't really know anyone (am getting to know one person but she's kind of appointment only). I don't go talking to people, it's embarrassing, but you know sometimes when you feel really down and just want someone to hear you and you don't have family or friends to talk to?
Should maybe put that on this form, lol.
I googled MH annual review and read its about making sure physical health is checked up on too as people with MH issues are more likely to have physical issues unnoticed. And it also said about people under care cluster 15 having a care plan in place which can be checked against this form.
Never had a care plan! Never been mentioned even when under PDoc.
Not that I've ever felt like someone who should need a care plan, or need help from anyone. Feel like a failure for having gone looking for help in the first place.
Sorry am rambling on.
Xx
 
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I doubt they'd notice if I threw it away and never replied. Only thing is when I'm struggling through a bad patch what I'd like is for the gp to be accessible and available because I don't have anywhere else to go, and sometimes I just have a need to tell someone how bad I'm feeling, just so someone knows.
I'm most likely to go there because (I'm not comfortable talking but) he's the person who has known me the longest. But I think I'm not their responsibility so get fobbed off to cmht where I don't really know anyone (am getting to know one person but she's kind of appointment only). I don't go talking to people, it's embarrassing, but you know sometimes when you feel really down and just want someone to hear you and you don't have family or friends to talk to?
Should maybe put that on this form, lol.
I googled MH annual review and read its about making sure physical health is checked up on too as people with MH issues are more likely to have physical issues unnoticed. And it also said about people under care cluster 15 having a care plan in place which can be checked against this form.
Never had a care plan! Never been mentioned even when under PDoc.
Not that I've ever felt like someone who should need a care plan, or need help from anyone. Feel like a failure for having gone looking for help in the first place.
Sorry am rambling on.
Xx
If you do fill it out, can you write down what you've written here, that you'd like the GP to be a point of access/listening ear when you are really struggling? I have that written on my care plan. Doesn't necessarily mean they will insist on referring you onto shitty crisis teams and all that malarkey. Sometimes it just helps to get stuff off your chest and have someone be sympathetic. I guess if they're not likely to be very sympathetic then it's kind of different.
 
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Had a letter from the GP with a kind of care plan to fill in for an annual review.
Was going to say why now when it's been 2-3 years? But probably coz they discharged me last Nov although still have open access? Whatever that is.
Anyway, so got to go rehash shit with my GP who I don't want to talk to as he doesn't care anyway and I don't want him knowing things now and don't expect any help.
When I've wanted to talk to him I get pretty much told to sod off,
but now got to go in with a smile on my face and talk all about it for their form filling crud.
I'm a stubborn cow. I know.
Looking at the form, if I fill it in now it'll have sarcastic answers, they're stupid questions I don't have proper answers to.
Sorry. Feel like I'm type-shouting everything.
What are your main symptoms? Are they well managed? Action to take if symptoms not controlled? Early warning signs? What to do, who to contact?
I don't have answers. Symptoms are me, who I am, not controlled, constant flux, no one to contact, no action to take, I rely on myself, I deal with it myself. I don't want to be controlled.
I understand, I get treated with contempt by GPs, like I'm some kind of hypochondriac who's playing the system to get extra money from the DWP & avoid work because I'm lazy. Mind you, often psychiatrists are worse.
 
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