"I don't have anywhere safe to go"
About: Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust / Crisis resolution Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust Crisis resolution NW1 0PE
Posted by endsigns (as ),
Written with advocacy support:
I cant work with the crisis team, I find them unreliable and they don't provide women workers and tell you to go to A&E. They also refuse to work with me and I dont feel safe with them. I don't have a community team because I get very very scared of mental health services.
Because there is a complaint about them the crisis team tell the GP that if I want any help or if am acutely mentally ill I have to have a mental health act assessment which means they come and see if to detain you and lock you up. it is very frightening so I stay away from the gp. The crisis team also tell the gp to call the police to do a 'safe and well' check so the police often come. So I feel like a criminal when I have never been violent. This is wrong. They should have beeter crisis services. Many people I know and my advocate knows can not get help from camden crisis teams.
why isnt there somewhere that is not nhs that I can go to and just stay until I feel better? I have just come out of hospital again in a different area to this Trust as the police detained me on a section out of area and then the hospital admitted me. But because C&I have discharged me and there is a complaint C&I crisis teams tell police and other hospitals that they dont offer follow up. So I have been admitted 2 times in last 7 months including once abroad and I never get any help after.
They have policies that are about supporting people but if they cant/wont work with you or you are too scared then they say no we wont help
the police records show many times the police have contacted the Trust for help and been told no. And the Trust has rarely told my gp of these contacts so even the support I am meant to get doesnt happen as the gp doesnt know if I am at risk
mental health services frighten me so much. I would rathe be dead than ask them for help again. everything feels so aggressive and threat to me. I have nowhere safe to go. I am a burden to my family as carers and they have never had help and feel C&I are very unsafe
there is no hope with these people they always claim they are right and that they listen but they dont