"Came in for Support & left feeling I'm being kicked out"
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Posted by BucksGuy473612 (as ),
I came in to One Recovery to get support and to talk with someone. I spoke with a staff member, and told them that I had a bad time in December, and nearly killed myself. Instead of being supportive, I felt they put excessive pressure on me to join Structured Treatment, and then ask me to justify why I came to the service. I felt like they were kicking my crutches away, and threatening to remove the limited support One Recovery offers.
This is the second time after speaking with this particular staff member where I left the service in tears. I feel this staff member really doesn't have any understanding of how to speak to people with depression. I feel like they are confusing support, with berating someone for not making the choices they want them to.
I do need to come in and talk with someone, but I don't feel safe talking with this member of staff any more, so I will need to be assigned to someone else. And I also need contacting to let me know if One Recovery is an open access service that offers needle exchange and brief interventions to everyone, or if there is some other requirement for using needle exchange that I'm not aware of.