"Poor Crisis Support"
About: Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust / Crisis resolution Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust Crisis resolution NW1 0PE
Posted by Ccrisis (as ),
My neighbour used to get a lot of support and she has severe mental health problems. Then all the services were cut and she stopped getting visits and the GP didnt know that all the support had stopped.
She has got very ill again ( last year she was in hospital 3 times). The police come. The police and the ambulance call the mental health crisis team who don't come out as they are too busy. She wont go to A&E and the police can't make her, so they have to wait for the crisis team, who don't come or leave her.
We are very worred and we rang Camden Council, who told us to ring the Crisis Team in Camden, who told us that as she does not have a worker or a team they will not see her. Apparently people who are very mentally ill cannot see the crisis team if do not have a community team. They know her because people keeps telling them and she has been in hospital. And she neglects herself and there were 2 fires in her home because she was very very ill.
The police say the crisis team refuse to come out because our neighbour refuses to work with them or mental health workers and she has complained about them.
The police now come and don't call them sometimes as the police say they are useless and better the police calm the situation rather than call mental health crisis teams who don't come as she then disappears.
She is very unsafe sometimes and is letting strangers in to her home who take her things and then she gets paranoid and refuses to let anyone in. We are neighbours and so no one listens to us. Her family say they gave up asking for help as even when she was hearing voices telling her to kill herself they contacted this mental health Trust and no one came out (this happened lots of times and when they were children trying to care for her).
Now she is ill again. Her friend had to remove dangerous items from her flat. There are people taking advantage of her. the mental health trust know this as we know people have contacted them. The police know and say mental health services are useless. Her family think mental health services at this trust are dangerous. Camden Council know because someone in the street had to contact them to make her home /garden safe and told them she was in need of help.
She has tried to kill herself 3 times and nearly died on other times when too unwell to know she is unsafe.
I feel that the crisis teams in camden and in this trust are useless and dangerous. To tell someone they have to go or take someone to A&E is appalling and dangerous and how if the police can't make her can anyone else?
She thinks mental health workers are trying to kill her. This community thinks they will by being neglectful of her.
I now believe that they won't change -it's been like this for a long time around here.