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"Camhs follow up support after hospital stay"

About: Bassetlaw Hospital / Paediatrics Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – Community(County)

(as the patient),

I’ve been struggling with depression and signs of anxiety for just under a year now, it had gotten to the point where I’d had enough and tried to overdose. I took a large amount of thyroid medication and no one noticed for a few days. I didn’t think I had taken enough and thought nothing was going to happen however I slowly developed chest pains, my heart sped up and after walking for a little while I struggled breathing slightly. When my family found out I was taken to the hospital and had to stay for a number of days. I was attached a cardiac machine all the time and had a few ECGs so they could monitor my heart and was on medication day and night to get my heart back to normal. I had regular check ups where they checked my temperature, blood pressure and heart rate each day.

I didn’t really have an appetite whilst I was there, despite the food being not the best regardless. I’m only 15 years old and had no one staying overnight with me, it was really lonely and most nights I found it hard to sleep because the light in the hallway was on and I wasn’t allowed to close my door so it was always really light. Days had past and my heart was going back to normal so after having a session with their local camhs I was discharged. I still struggle with my mental health and in all honesty don’t think I’ve progressed at all from that stage. Camhs are supposed to be helping me and they do try but nothing they do seems to have much impact. The only thing I can see them really helping with is reducing my timetable at school. But at the moment I’m too anxious to even attend. Every time I try prepare myself to go my body doesn’t want to move and I feel like I’m glued to my bed.  

Responses

Response from Rebecca Bryan, Clinical Team Lead, Community CAMHS North Team, Integrated Specialist Services 3 months ago
Rebecca Bryan
Clinical Team Lead, Community CAMHS North Team,
Integrated Specialist Services
Submitted on 06/11/2020 at 16:31
Published on Care Opinion at 17:24


Thank you for your review, I am sorry if you feel the support you are getting isn’t working but glad you are gaining support. I would encourage you to speak to you CAMHS clinician so you can think together about what would be helpful and if anything could be different which would help reduce the impact of your anxiety. If you feel like you need further support before you next see your clinician please ring 01158542245 in office hours mon- fri 9-5 or you can get in touch with the CAMHS crisis team outside of these hours on: 01158440560.

Kind Regards

Rebecca Bryan

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Response from Gill Pickersgill, Communications & Engagement Officer, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 3 months ago
Gill Pickersgill
Communications & Engagement Officer,
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Submitted on 09/11/2020 at 14:05
Published on Care Opinion at 14:05



Hi Its Gill from Bassetlaw Hospital, I see that the CAMHS team have responded to your message and this is the team who will be able to help and support you. Please call the team on 01158542245 mon- fri 9-5 or get in touch with the crisis team outside of these hours on: 01158440560.

Best wishes

Gill

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