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whoknows19

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So I have saw my CPN twice in the last 4months, the second time she claimed that there was nothing she could do for me anymore so just gave me a number for online stuff.

I dont know what help/support I need so she has given up. Is it a thing that you personally need to tell directly to the CPN what support you want otherwise they say your not engaging with services?!
I cant talk personally to someone only knowing them for two hours.
 
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I only saw a nurse from the CMHT on one occasion after my psychosis, and after that I neither saw nor heard anything from them, other than two requests for me to come to them for interviews, and one appointment with a psychiatrist. That was all in two years of care.

So I’m not surprised if they are failing to give a good standard of care.
 
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I only saw a nurse from the CMHT on one occasion after my psychosis, and after that I neither saw nor heard anything from them, other than two requests for me to come to them for interviews, and one appointment with a psychiatrist. That was all in two years of care.

So I’m not surprised if they are failing to give a good standard of care.
That's shocking, it's such a postcode lottery and makes me feel so lucky to live where we do. My husband has seen his CPN almost every week for nearly 5 years following his psychosis and sees his psychiatrist once or twice a year. I just don't get how there can be do much disparity in services!
 
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That's shocking, it's such a postcode lottery and makes me feel so lucky to live where we do. My husband has seen his CPN almost every week for nearly 5 years following his psychosis and sees his psychiatrist once or twice a year. I just don't get how there can be do much disparity in services!
It is shocking indeed. I wonder if it has anything to do with caseloads within the CMHT because there is a huge difference what support you get depending where you live. I know for me I haven't had many good experiences dealing with my local CMHT but fortunately I'm with the learning disability team and they have been excellent. I've had the same care coordinator for 8 years and my community nurse (equivalent to a CPN) is very good and I see him every 2/3 weeks. I see my psychiatrist within the LD team every 3 months and again he is good. They are very patient with me as I have a lot of anxieties and worries.
 
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whoknows19

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Thank you all that have replied, it means alot! And i agree with postcode lottery, few years back i had the perfect pychologist and GP who listened, now i have nothing since moved to different area.
 
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not, bothered to read it, I understand why, because they are all fucking evil bitches, who once they have got there clawas into you, that's the way they want it to stay, where do you think there job comes from otherwise!!!!!!!!!!1
 
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I once said to a (not very good) GP, that if I read in the paper tomorrow that the CMHT was to be abolished, my response would be: so what? For all the difference they make (or not, as the case may be), and what they do (or don't do, as the case may be), I may as well read that a tree has blown down in a forest, or a dog has farted in Peru....

A chimera is just that - a chimera. If the services don't really help, and more often than not we are actually on our own to deal with stuff and make sense of it, then there actually isn't really much point to them, now is there :)

The irony is, many people who have been through the mill with MH and emotional issues, know this already. We know how ineffective and how much 'for show' they are, or can be. But the people who work in them, maybe they believe their own crap. They are in for a shock cos a square wheel is easy to dispense with, when the great and the good wind things down further in the austerity drive to save Britain pmsl :)
 
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