"Lack of care for PTSD in Lincolnshire"
About: Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health Lincoln LN4 2HN
Posted by fenchy (as ),
I was discharged from the military 2 years ago with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
I lived in Yorkshire then and had a course of Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) which was not successful so I was cared for by the long term care team and had a lovely CPN who gave me tremendous support.
I then moved to Lincolnshire and was referred on to the mental health team by my CPN. I was assessed in Lincolnshire and because I had already had EMDR was told there was no point in any more therapy and because I did not have bi-polar, a psychotic illness or a drink or drug problem there was no care available for me. They did not have a long term care team for PTSD in Lincolnshire. I got no help although I could not leave the house or properly care for myself.
I then moved to Leicester and again was put in the long term care team and again have tremendous support.
I feel strongly that Lincolnshire should provide long term support for people like me and not leave us with no support at all which is what happened to me. There seems to be a gap in care for people who have long term conditions where no one is responsible for providing care.