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CAMHS Appointment today...HELP!

(9 Posts)
isittimetogotobed Tue 28-Mar-17 10:35:30

We have been waiting 6 months for this appointment.
I only told Ds last night as I knew his anxiety would be massive. Predictably he went off on one, swearing shouting begging pleading not to go. I held firm and he did come and apologise later for swearing/ throwing things ( I think he was hoping he wouldn't have to go if he said sorry)
He has agreed to come but I'm concerned he is going to change and refuse to get in the car, what will I do then?
He needs to go because he has OCD type issues which are heightened/ focused on bed times. He can't sleep and has routines around this that are so difficult for he rest of the family to manage ( repeatedly bangs doors open and closed/ repeats the same phrases and questions)
What am I going to do if he won't get in the car??

starpatch Tue 28-Mar-17 17:19:25

How did it go? Did he get in the car? CAMHS should be sympathetic to this sort of problem.

Goldmandra Tue 28-Mar-17 17:26:31

I hope you got him there and they were helpful.

My DD has had several CAMHS appointments that took place sitting on the grass outside the unit or walking around the grounds because she couldn't bring herself to enter the building. If that's what would help your son, ask them to consider it.

Reow Tue 28-Mar-17 17:31:51

Hope it went ok OP.

Twintowns Tue 28-Mar-17 17:33:23

OP how did it go?

pleasecomesoonspring Tue 28-Mar-17 17:36:07

They are normally good with refusers and can work around that.
After the initial appointment hopefully he will see it's not so bad?
Dd goes 3 X a week currently and refuses about once a week and will walk out regularly but remember they have seen it all before and worse.

isittimetogotobed Tue 28-Mar-17 22:26:29

Thanks for the support everyone. He did go but refused to talk. We spoke in the car on the way and I said it's fine if you don't want to talk but don't be rude or swear because they are trying to help. He was ok just kept his head down ( I think he didn't want to cry really).
I felt I managed to get across the effect this is having on him / us as a family so we will see.

pleasecomesoonspring Wed 29-Mar-17 16:50:48

Glad he went, do you know when you will hear back from them?

AprilShowers177 Wed 29-Mar-17 17:42:27

That's really good that he went. No talkings ok this can be built on. They may have a waiting list before your treatment starts but this is probably needed for your son to get his head around the idea - now you have been seen you can start to talk together about it now.

Do you know what's happening next?

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