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Vulnerable and unsafe

Arthur24Arthur24 Posts: 13Member Listener
edited May 20 in Mental health issues
Hello, HELP!!!! I'VE numerous "challenges " at this precise moment I'm feeling very vulnerable AND unsafe with my mental health 

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 5,794Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Arthur24 welcome to the community!

    If you are having thoughts of self harm or suicide, it is important that you discuss them with someone who is qualified to help. Please call the Samaritans on 116 123 (free) or email them at [email protected]
    You might also benefit from reading MIND’s information on how you can help yourself: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/suicidal-feelings/helping-yourself-now
    If you feel that you may be an immediate danger to yourself, please call 999 or go to your local hospital right away.
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • bendy_bonniebendy_bonnie Posts: 17Member Connected
    Hi Arthur... I'm new here as well. Are you ok? Happy to listen 
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 1,708Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @Arthur24 
    We are here to support one another. We have a category called Ask a Mental Health Advisor which might also be helpful. 
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy
  • Arthur24Arthur24 Posts: 13Member Listener
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 5,840Administrator Scope community team
    Good morning @Arthur24, welcome to the community and thank you for taking the time to share this with us. How are you feeling today? :)
    Chloe
    Online Community Officer
  • Arthur24Arthur24 Posts: 13Member Listener
    Good morning, quite rubbish really. Im now on my THIRD MONTH of waiting for my so called CPN  to send me another appointment. I should see her every 4 wks. Im pretty angry and feel let down with her cos it's NOT MY PLACE to chase them up 
  • bendy_bonniebendy_bonnie Posts: 17Member Connected
    Hope you're ok? Did you manage to get hold of your CPN? Can't believe they aren't automatically making your regular appointments  :o
  • Arthur24Arthur24 Posts: 13Member Listener
    I went to see my gp today and made a complaint about my so called cpn. I got aa appointment after 3 MONTHS IN THE BLOODY WILDERNESS. My gp has made a new referral for me TO the same place the pratt works at cos that's where they are all based. Ive flat out refused to see the CPN  who basically abandoned me 
  • Arthur24Arthur24 Posts: 13Member Listener
    I put my gp in her place too cos she was saying i SHOULD be ringing up for an appointment!! I said absolutely not IT'S NOT MY PLACE to do that. Thing is though I'll be waiting God knows how long now for an appointment. I'm thinking though how I'm going to react IF i bump into that OLD USELESS CPN of mine? As you can see I'm pretty angry 

  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 5,840Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @Arthur24, how are you doing today? I can empathise with your anger around this, it must be very frustrating to not be getting the support you need. When is the appointment you got from your GP? I hope it will be easier from now on and that regular appointments will be made.
    Chloe
    Online Community Officer
  • Arthur24Arthur24 Posts: 13Member Listener
    Hello Chloe  i saw my gp yesterday. So  it's just a matter of waiting now. As you may be aware this week is Mental health Awareness Week?Well, in town we have a unit with various agencies? NOT ONE CPN IS AVAILABLE THERE TO TALK TO!!!( and they HAVE been invited 
  • Arthur24Arthur24 Posts: 13Member Listener
    But, i thought that would have been a foregone conclusion?
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 5,840Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @Arthur24, thank you for clarifying, I understand now. It's a shame a CPN couldn't have been at this event. Was it useful at all to receive information?
    Chloe
    Online Community Officer
  • Arthur24Arthur24 Posts: 13Member Listener
    Not really. I spoke to someone from Coop Funeral Care!!
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 5,840Administrator Scope community team
    I imagine that wasn't very helpful at all! We currently have a board on ways to relax which you may find interesting.
    Chloe
    Online Community Officer
  • Arthur24Arthur24 Posts: 13Member Listener
    Ooo, please tell. Im in my drs at the moment waiting to see a nurse for various results 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 5,840Administrator Scope community team
    I really hope the appointment goes okay @Arthur24! If you click on the link above it should take you to the discussion.
    Chloe
    Online Community Officer
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 5,840Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @Arthur24, how are you doing today? Did your appointment go okay?
    Chloe
    Online Community Officer
  • Arthur24Arthur24 Posts: 13Member Listener
    Hello Chloe, the gp was crap!!! Ive been re-referred BACK to the place from where I was left in the wilderness for 3 months. Unfortunately its the only place in town to see someone. Ive flatly refused to see my previous cpn.whats concerning me though is how I'll react IF i see her  cos, the way I'm feeling at the moment i won't be pleasant if I DO see her 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 5,840Administrator Scope community team
    I'm so sorry your GP hasn't been as helpful as you had liked- that must be so frustrating! I hope the re-referral prompts some positive outcome for you!
    Chloe
    Online Community Officer
  • Arthur24Arthur24 Posts: 13Member Listener
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,453Member - under moderation Disability Gamechanger
    I’m sorry to hear that. Can you make a complaint about your GP or not? I’ve been to appointments with my son where I was told by the doctor that they cannot do anything to help. I assiduously take notes during all appointments for my own peace of mind. Also I have a written record of what we discussed too. 
  • Arthur24Arthur24 Posts: 13Member Listener
    Oh, thats a good idea. It wasn't my actual named gp i saw. Im going to go and see my named gp soon. I'm just getting a move of house sorted so will see her when ive moved. I've not felt this bad for a LONG TIME  I think cos I'm the age i am 58, I'm supposed to just Get on with it. WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH. I'D LIKE SOMEONE TO LIVE IN MY HEAD FOR A DAY 


  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,453Member - under moderation Disability Gamechanger
    You don’t deserve this.
    Any of it. We are currently planning to move to Kent in September or October of this year. We have visited a couple of properties there and we will visit a third property next week to see if we can live there or not. The search for a wheelchair friendly property has taken several months but I am definitely seeing a light at the end of the tunnel now. We have saved our money for a while.
    What questions do I need to be asking? 
  • Arthur24Arthur24 Posts: 13Member Listener
    Well, you just need to say it as it is!! And you NEED TO make sure they don't try to make you pay any extras or owt just because you have a wheelchair. People can be very crafty. Don't make it sound like you are desperate. One of you has 2 legs and FOUR WHEELS, that shouldn't make ANY difference xx
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