"I feel that carers should be listened to and taken seriously"
About: Collective Voice: North West Standing Conference Collective Voice: North West Standing Conference Manchester Mental Health And Social Care Trust / Adult mental health Manchester Mental Health And Social Care Trust Adult mental health M21 9UN
Posted by Sent585 (as ),
I am a carer and mother to my son who has Schizophrenia. Unfortunately he has all the symptoms. But also has the strength to mask his illness to a point.
I had got a referall through my doctor for my son to see an alternative therapist. I try to inform the psychiatrist, I found him rude unwilling to listen and he slammed the phoned down on me, He told me he was qualified and I know nothing. also my son was not that ill. My son was sectioned the next day and was in hospitall for 1 year.
The best thing about this situation is we have a very good CPN she is the BEST and always involves Both of us in the decision making and care plan for my son
I feel the carers should be listened to and taken seriously because they are the people who live with the situation and see it first hand on a day to day basis.