"Severe lack of mental health services in Sefton"
About: Sefton PCT / Primary care mental health service Sefton PCT Primary care mental health service
Posted by Jen84 (as ),
I have mild to moderate depression & anxiety. Each time I see my GP they offer me drugs. I have been referred to a psychiatrist who no doubt will only offer me drug therapy.
I have had counselling & the contract for this service in Sefton is now with Inclusion Matters. You are entitled to five 30 minute sessions - and the 1st one is taken up with them talking about confidentiality & what you can expect from counselling. This is grossly inadequate & achieves very little. You have only enough time to start talking about your problems then your time's up.
There is no other provision in the area unless you are admitted to a psychiatric ward. Surely frontline services are there to stop admissions to hospital thus saving money?
The moral to my story is don't become ill with a mental illness in Sefton unless you're willing to have drugs thrown at you.