Two weeks ago I was referred to something called the "Step Up" team with the CMHT after I attended A&E having attempted. They are supposed to offer "intensive support" but couldn't be the least bothered that I've been actively suicidal or my current wellbeing. The first appointment they could offer was a week after I took myself to hospital. I told them I couldn't leave the flat because I hadn't eaten in a week and could barely get out of bed and asked if they could do home visits. "We don't do home visits" was the response from their team. I told them I was unlikely to make it (was still very suicidal). The day of the appointment I tried to make it, but felt faint, had a major panic attack and self harmed. After three hours I managed to walk down my road before turning back. Called my advocate who called them. At three minutes before my appointment I receive a voicemail. Its the Step Up team and they wonder if I would like a home visit it five days time
After 15 mins I manage to get over my panic attack and distress enough to speak coherantly and call them. "Oh, sorry that time slot is now booked. We can offer you one in 5 more days time".....
My GP was equally uninterested and didn't offer any credible support or ever advice on how to start eating again properly. As a result I've been physically very sick when attempting to reintroduce small bits and pieces of food again.
Today, I called Adult Social Care at my local council after advice from my local councillor. I started a telephone assessment, but as soon as I mention I was just recently referred to a CMHT she stops me short. "I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to call them to check things out because they actually have social workers within their team." Unbelievable! They promised to call me back later on and I can pre-empt the response. Seriously, I thought I would have an independent assessment for some help with home care, but if they hear someone is "coming out" to my flat they will probably tell me I don't need support or help around the flat, which isn't what CMHT do at all.
Sorry for hijacking your post Eeyore, but I needed to let off some steam.