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CPN appointment next week- what can i expect?

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coxspippin Thu 21-Feb-13 14:22:34

i see a care co ordinator from the CMHT next week for the first time
can any mumsnetters tell me what i can expect with him/ her?
acute services (with my psychologist) arranged it.

GracieLoo Thu 21-Feb-13 15:20:30

She will talk about a care plan, talk about meds, and maybe put some things in place, like exercise, help with childcare, and see if any therapy will be of any use. It will just be a chat, and getting to know each other and how she can help so don't worry. You may be given numbers to ring too, such as Samaritans, and other helplines. Hope it goes ok.

coxspippin Thu 21-Feb-13 15:35:29

thankyou gracieloo and for your well wishes.

coxspippin Thu 21-Feb-13 15:50:42

i get terribly anxious and upset getting out these days, even when accompanied. still i can tell the CPN that when i see him/ her. i'm sure others find it a struggle to get out and access help.
i've been offered work experience in a social enterprise that helps mentally ill persons (replaces the old day hospital) but just can't bring myself to go without much distress.

GracieLoo Thu 21-Feb-13 15:59:19

Maybe they will support you to go the first few times then it will get easier to go. Could even take something to help with the anxiety for the first couple of times, and reward yourself if you manage to go? I sometimes really struggle with work, I only work two days, and can get so worked up I cry all the way there and have horrible thoughts, but usually once I'm there it's ok. If I call in sick it actually makes me feel worse and I spend the day in bed. Can be so up and down, which is what is hard to deal with.

coxspippin Thu 21-Feb-13 16:23:55

thankyou gracie loo. yes, the CPN could go with me to start with. so sorry you too get so worked up and distressed getting to work sometimes, yet it's good you are usually ok when there. you do well to do two days. i hope the others at work are caring and helpful.

coxspippin Thu 21-Feb-13 16:43:28

i usually need someone with me when i go out (shopping or church) unless it's just a brief walk, so CPN can accompany to the social enterprise or some voluntary work. still terrifying me though.

coxspippin Mon 25-Feb-13 15:23:21

my appointment with the CMHT this morning went well.
mum came with me and he was really pleasant.
he will come and see me weekly until i have my next psychiatrist
appointment, which i'm glad about.
thankyou again gracieloo.

GracieLoo Mon 25-Feb-13 20:50:15

Glad it went well, hope everything gets better for you.

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