"lack of transition services and family support"
About: Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health Lincoln LN4 2HN
Posted by disppopinted mum (as ),
Following an 18 month in patient stay my daughter was discharged home as she would have to leave the unit because she had just had her 18th Birthday, staff said if it wasn't for her age she would not be discharged at this point; no one expected her to be successful. To her credit she was and has finished a year at college retaking A levels, but at what price for those around her. there is no transition services it has been straight into an adult team for a young adult who lost almost 2 years to her mental health problems so had no resources of a adult to call on.
In our view there has been no family support for reintroducing a member back into a family, apart from a charity which has proved patchy and not around at times of crisis. Every one asks have you had a carers assessment but having had one it seems like it brings nothing at the end but a box tick.
Sadly my daughter have had periods with no CPN often at times of forseeable difficulties which we have been left to cope with, despite service responisbilities post section.
No one is interested if you do manage to screw up courage to feedback how things are going. During the most recent problems it was admitted to me I was monitoring yet no one told me this or asked if I was willing or had the personal strength and I had no faith from previous experience I would be listened to.
Sadly at one point the crisis team said the problem was not one they dealt with and recently failed to act when asked to by the recovery team. No one in the family patient or carer believe they are worth using
Recently my daughter said she had never feltsupported since her discharge
The cost a now broken family and ill health for the primary carer, why no transition services and realistic family support which would have prevented much and enabled the patient to take on more repsonisibilites for herself and her conditon.
on balance her in patient care was difficult at times but lead by professionalism and compassion, at times there are good pockets but not frequently and this seems to be when all is going well.