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No more cmht for me. Not looking back (for a while at least anyway)

fazza

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I have spoken to and cancelled all further appointments with her. I have also written to my doctor asking to be transferred back to my GP. The cpn said her goodbyes and told me that I would have to go through the GP to be refered back to cmht.

So happy to see the back of them. The final straw was when I was having my weekly CAT sessions. I was told by the psychologist that are sessions were private unless life threatening. This however was a lie. My sessions were discussed with my cpn and doctor and the rest of the MDT team. I complained as this was a breach of trust and confidentiality. The manager of the care team called me and apologized but said that it was normal for therepy sessions to be discussed and that the psychologist was wrong to suggest that they were confidential.

After this was said I knew that my time with them was over. So its back to the GP. Feel pretty good about it. They were pretty useless in a crisis anyway.

All is good
 
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I'm glad my CMHT is good, the best I've ever had and I get on really well with my Psychiatrist but I know what you mean about CMHTs being useless Fazza, the first Pyschiatrist I ever had was a real dickhead and the nurse I used to see at the meds clinic when I was under the city team was also crap. Hope it all works out for you buddy.
 
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Hi Fazza,

I've just wondering,that when you feel ready to do so, would this might mean that you might get back to your old work again?


Take care now.
 
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Back at work now Natalie. Part time for now. Doing more hours from next week
 
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have you got backup for your benefit claim, if your well enough to represent yourself your not in need catch 22
 
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I have spoken to and cancelled all further appointments with her. I have also written to my doctor asking to be transferred back to my GP. The cpn said her goodbyes and told me that I would have to go through the GP to be refered back to cmht.

So happy to see the back of them. The final straw was when I was having my weekly CAT sessions. I was told by the psychologist that are sessions were private unless life threatening. This however was a lie. My sessions were discussed with my cpn and doctor and the rest of the MDT team. I complained as this was a breach of trust and confidentiality. The manager of the care team called me and apologized but said that it was normal for therepy sessions to be discussed and that the psychologist was wrong to suggest that they were confidential.

After this was said I knew that my time with them was over. So its back to the GP. Feel pretty good about it. They were pretty useless in a crisis anyway.

All is good
It is a painful lesson to learn, but an important one. I hope you are strong and wise enough to counsel yourself now. They are just people with their own problems who just happen to have a degree in this or that and some experience with people. It is stuff you can learn yourself and experience you have also. It is helpful to talk to someone but not worth the stress i felt.

I don't know why they think it is acceptable to gossip about patients. Gossip really is the best word as it is just opinion on a small thing you have said and cannot possibly do justice to the original feeling. I really think therapy is overrated, cpn's also, and psychiatrist are useful for medication if you want it, but you are the one who tests the medication out and should be able to agree or disagree which is best for you. I realise some people need that decision made for them, but for those that don't, we must have our say.

They talk about client in one breath and treat you like a child in the next. I am a client, not a child, not a weak woman, a client, and i pay your wages! ;)
 
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Hi Fazza,


I'm glad that you are now back in work, even if it is just for the time being, part time.

Best regards.
 
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i'm not impressed by mental health services, maybe it's a good thing they've closed my case, they've got nothing to offer me so the feelings mutual, mental health groups were you play kids games, befrienders mentors and mental health workers out to build themselves up by putting me down

but the benefit people, those who administer it expect you to use these services, when i first applied for dla they said though he says he needs the care there are long periods throughout the day in which he doesn't receive care
 
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i'm crucified on the dwp cross saying mental health services. mental health services, why have you forsaken me
 
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Do you see a psychiatrist? I was asked that and i said that i don't want to, i am happy with gp. I'm not looking forward to the future either, as the answer will get longer and longer. It's been 20 years but i am still ill, honest i am.
 
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It's about being stable because... though. Stable because no work stress was written once. I say make me fit for work and we will see what happens. It will go horribly wrong i am sure.
 
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all psychiatrists offer is drugs and i'd rather not alter my drugs, they may not be perfect but i'm used to them, i've had it up to here with people messing with my thought processes, most of them are just middle class shits who don't understand about living on benefits in social housing and thats not going to change
 
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I agree with you ramboghettouk. It isn't as simple as they seem to think, some of them seem the think. I think there is no point me worrying until it happens, if it happens. Next year there could be a whole new party we have never heard of in power who changes everything yet again.

I have also said i am happy with my medication, better the devil you know, and until something new is invented, i have to put up with what i have to put up with.

It is fortunate that appointments are hard to get and admissions are not often given any more. It helps to know that many people in the support group are not regularly sectioned or admitted, not all are seeing a psychiatrist, not even 6 monthly. So many were discharged to gp and many also chose to be because the services were so unhelpful.

I think at the moment we all might be fine but time will tell. I am trying to live my life for now and think hard about what i want to do, work or something else, regardless of the dwp.

It may all come down to the person who follows corbyn anyway.
 
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