I really would like to know what a social worker's job is within an adult mental health illness case, please someone clue me in. I need to know why i have one
I cannot speak for the US, but here in UK we have the so-called "Approved Social Worker" who is qualified to assess you and "section" you (i.e. admit you, forcibly if necessary, to a hospital or unit). Then there is the general social worker who works in adult services who tends to visit you to help with housing, social security, any outstanding issues which are part of their remit, etc. This was my experience in the 1980s. Generally I think they are there just to help you out, get back to some degree of "normality" and address any issues which you wish to raise. In the 80s, I remember mine would come to see if I was OK and if I needed anything. We would sit and have tea and talk.I really would like to know what a social worker's job is within an adult mental health illness case, please someone clue me in. I need to know why i have one
Sad to hear that they are like this nowadays. I last had one about 25 years ago so I guess things have moved on. My SW was a lovely woman in her thirties. We sat, chatted, had tea and biscuits. At the time I actually looked forward to her visits. I quite fancied her. But I didn't have the courage to ask her if she would give me some sexual as well as social therapy.social workers were introduced by old labour to protect vulnerable people from abuses from authority, nowadays all they do is rubber stamp those abuses they're worse than useless, those in authority requiring a social workers presence just means things are more lengthy and drawn out until one is available
Yes, same here. My care coordinator told me some time ago that, in addition to being my CC, she's a social worker. I've been very lucky; she's really good and we've built quite a rapport over time. I suppose it is quite hit and miss. It must be awful if you get passed on to someone you can't quite get along with.My care coordinator is a social worker. She has been mostly very good. The problem is they all have a lot of people on their caseload, so I think it is out of sight out of mind, and she forgets things she said she would do sometimes. When I see her though she is very supportive. It is just a matter of luck who you get. Also I know people who have been discharged from community mental health when they are really unwell and desperately need more support, not less.
Well it depends. A social worker does the practical things that a GP or psychiatrist doesn't do. Such as help you with welfare benefits and can fill out the forms for you and write letters. They can also go to you psychiatrist to get additional supporting letters for benefit claims such as ESA or DLA if needed.I really would like to know what a social worker's job is within an adult mental health illness case, please someone clue me in. I need to know why i have one