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NO psychiatric intensive care beds for women so they’re sent to Yorkshire instead

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Mental health services in rural areas is shocking. It was even worse in Hampshire, & if 'you' move around a lot between Hampshire & Dorset, there are all kinds of fun & games in eligibility for services within catchment areas.
Yeah, the wealth disparity down in Poole /Bournemouth is crazy. It's the same as London, but in a much smaller area so it's kinda concentrated I guess, and much more obvious.

MH services in Devon and Cornwall aren't much better either.
 
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i've heard a lot of local areas commisssioning the services that suit them, but can't help thinking it'll create a postcode lottery depending on who high up in the area has relatives with a certain illlnesss
 
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i've heard a lot of local areas commisssioning the services that suit them, but can't help thinking it'll create a postcode lottery depending on who high up in the area has relatives with a certain illlnesss
It is & always has been a postcode lottery anyway. As well as part popularity contest - in presenting the 'right' symptoms & conformity to the system to get treatment/attention.
 
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It's ridiculous that there are only 5 beds. Shockingly bad.

Just down the road from Sandbanks is the wonderful boscombe - with some areas amongst the most socially deprived, poverty stricken, drug & crime ridden in the UK.
My friend lived near there when she was uni and it is a dump.
 
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It is & always has been a postcode lottery anyway. As well as part popularity contest - in presenting the 'right' symptoms & conformity to the system to get treatment/attention.
i'd think not conforming to the system gives you more help and gets more spent on you, the good shepherd pays more attention to the sheep that leaves the fold than the sheep that stays in the fold

If you take meds your just left, whilst if you refuse you'll get 3k a week spent on you in hospital and the aftercare after sectioning
 
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i'd think not conforming to the system gives you more help and gets more spent on you, the good shepherd pays more attention to the sheep that leaves the fold than the sheep that stays in the fold

If you take meds your just left, whilst if you refuse you'll get 3k a week spent on you in hospital and the aftercare after sectioning
i've not personally found that to be the case & don't think it always is.
 
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i've not personally found that to be the case & don't think it always is.
No nor me. Services are so stretched that anyone not willing to 'play along' just gets left, I think. There's no slack or money in the system to chase the wandering sheep, unless they're in imminent danger to themselves or others, and then the fear of bad publicity gets things moving. But even that doesn't always do it.......
 
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Not a surprise really that things are not good there. My experience was also not great, part of my original episode in 2011 was spent in Devon, I have family there, and the crisis team and psychiatrists down there were spectacularly unhelpful. It was basically "take the medication or we can't help you" and no other forms of treatment at all. After a year's wait I got access to a group therapy scheme but that was elsewhere in the country near my home at the time.
 
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Wow, that's 20yrs ago, how did it all pan out in Boscombe?
A guy from Bournemouth moved local to me about 3yrs after this, was part of the drug scene and told tales of a lot of heroin trade and use.
Yes, there is a lot of drugs. It's worse if anything - the problems haven't been addressed. Could go into a long discussion on some of the things that have gone on/are going on - But basically it's a dumping ground.
 
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No nor me. Services are so stretched that anyone not willing to 'play along' just gets left, I think. There's no slack or money in the system to chase the wandering sheep, unless they're in imminent danger to themselves or others, and then the fear of bad publicity gets things moving. But even that doesn't always do it.......
all the money is spent on those who are high risk quite often because they're not compliant with meds, people who are deemed a risk to society and less nowadays to themselves

Theres a big difference between the 3k in hospital and the 3 hundred spent on my in the community including 1 hundred rent
 
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