"The longer I was there the worse I was feeling"
About: Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust / Liaison psychiatry (A&E and general) Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust Liaison psychiatry (A&E and general) S10 3TH
Posted by Mixed up but mindful (as ),
I had a mental health problem and needed to see the liaison mental health team at Northern general hospital. I have to feel at my worst before I ask for help so going to ask for help was a big deal for me. I was in very serious mental health state and needed to talk to someone asap. I was sat waiting to see the mental health team for over 10hrs. I appreciate how busy they must be but having to wait that long was disgusting, I ended up having 2 bad panic attacks while I was waiting because I panic been around a lot of people and the longer I was there the worse I was feeling. When I finally saw the liaison team I was too mental knackered to communicate properly. The experience wasn't good at all and the service needs improvement.