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my childs dire situation

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Rockbottom11 Wed 06-Dec-17 09:40:47

My first post! hello all... in a nut shell I have a teenage child who has had chronic eczema since birth and requires alot of care. shes got suspected ptsd and mental health difficulties and self harms from time to time. . The GP referred her for an urgent assessment by the childs mental health team but they are refusing to see her and suggested she have counselling . counselling is no way appropriate for my child. shes also being bullied at school so hasnt been to school in 3 weeks. Ive got lots of hospital appointments coming up re the skin condition but no help at all for everything else. Im her carer and im crying all the time, not sleeping and its effecting my relationship with my partner.Ive contacted my mp to ask for help with the mental health assessment and heard nothing. Should i pay privately for an assessment or see a solicitor as they have a duty of care etc? any advice will be appreciated as i can barely function any more....

mrsdiddlydoo Mon 11-Dec-17 13:15:31

Hi op. I didn't want to read and run. I've not experienced a situation like yours but could you go back to the gp that made the referral and ask them for further help. Could they speak to the mental health team? It sounds like you have a lot on your plate. Have you spoken to your GP about how you are feeling? Be kind to yourself x

BackInTheRoom Mon 11-Dec-17 13:41:59

If you have a private assessment, will they accept it? Adult Mental Health didn't accept my sons saying it wasn't a NHS Assessment! Even though the Professor who did it actually set up an NHS Psychosis Unit where we live. So I'd ask whether they'll accept your private assessment first.

BackInTheRoom Mon 11-Dec-17 13:44:50

@Rockbottom11

Mental Health Service in this country are a shambles OP. My DS went through CAMHS, Adult Mental Health, he's no better and has lost hope. I gave up trying in the end. I found myself fighting with the services, winning my complaints and still noting got done.

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