"Referral back not accepted by the clinic"
Posted by Anonymous
Having been recently referred back to ICS for ongoing mental health issues. I have been refused site access and only home based treatment.
On the first referral back although not happy I thought I would try home based treatment.
I had to stay at home waiting for my time allocation, had numerous different people visit me over the 2.5 weeks lacking in consistency of care.
Having been referred back last week following a visit to hospital and again today 10th November I have again only been offered home visits.
The reason I have been given is that I formed some unsuitable friendshops when I was treated on site.
I have been given no other reason.
I have 2 friends who I remained in contact with since May.
We are extremely supportive of each other, however the team only see the bad never the good that comes out of these friendships.
Without the continued support on all sides from the three of us we would be much more unstable and there is even the strong possibility that 1 or more of us would not still be alive today.
We are all at roughly the same point of diagnosis and transfer to the personality disorder network so all understand each other difficulties.
If ICS do not want people to form friendships/peer support then there is an issue with the whole set up.
Why exactly are they there. 2.5 weeks everyone is supposed to see a psychiatrist at least.once, numerous service users dont.
When I was there I only got to see the physiatrists because I initially asked to and then to be told off like a child, not supported through.my difficultit's.
Maybe not going back could be a good thing but after 3 failed suicide attempts in 1 night ICS has been the only support I have been offered with the exception if my CPN and limited but very good support from the PD network as I have not formally transferred over to them yet.