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    So from what i heard NHS is making some changes to CMHT and load of centre have been shut down due to budget cutting .

    i had just received a letter today telling me my CMHTs centre has been shut down and i have been allocated to another centre (it is not in walking distance and i need to take a train and taxi to get there) there's no other detail given other then the contact number.

    i just completed my first assessment a couple weeks ago after waiting for 2 months as urgent case ....and then they told me it is shutting down ...i was suppose to be arrange for medication reviews ( caused me load of trouble but MY GP refused to do anything about it as he believed i am going to see a psychiatrist soon ) , psychologist appointment , blood clinic appointment . therpy 1:1 and other things.

    does anyone know what is going to happen now ? i told my care co-ordinator before i leave to my hometown for Christmas that i will not be back before the 7th so she place everything including referral on hold (i think ) . Am i suppose to call the new allocated centre up (which is a problem cause i used to have social anxiety and although it get better in some area , i still really hate using the phone and i spent ages preparing myself when i need to use it, practice what i need to speak ) or am i suppose to wait for another letter for new assessment or information , if so , what should i say or ask them ?

    anyone else's service had closed down ? what do you do then ? any advice is appreciated .
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    (Original post by acecoffee)
    So from what i heard NHS is making some changes to CMHT and load of centre have been shut down due to budget cutting .

    i had just received a letter today telling me my CMHTs centre has been shut down and i have been allocated to another centre (it is not in walking distance and i need to take a train and taxi to get there) there's no other detail given other then the contact number.

    i just completed my first assessment a couple weeks ago after waiting for 2 months as urgent case ....and then they told me it is shutting down ...i was suppose to be arrange for medication reviews ( caused me load of trouble but MY GP refused to do anything about it as he believed i am going to see a psychiatrist soon ) , psychologist appointment , blood clinic appointment . therpy 1:1 and other things.

    does anyone know what is going to happen now ? i told my care co-ordinator before i leave to my hometown for Christmas that i will not be back before the 7th so she place everything including referral on hold (i think ) . Am i suppose to call the new allocated centre up (which is a problem cause i used to have social anxiety and although it get better in some area , i still really hate using the phone and i spent ages preparing myself when i need to use it, practice what i need to speak ) or am i suppose to wait for another letter for new assessment or information , if so , what should i say or ask them ?

    anyone else's service had closed down ? what do you do then ? any advice is appreciated .
    That's rather unfortunate your nearest service has closed down, were you given any advance warning/hints of this before leaving for Christmas or did the letter arrive out of the blue? You might still be able to contact your care coordinator (if the current centre hasn't completely closed yet/they might have simply transferred to the new one) do you have an email address or mobile number you could text as I note that you don't like using phones much? If there's no luck on that front then I would suggest calling up the number on the letter and asking for clarification about what's going on for instance all of the stuff that was put on hold has it been transferred and will you be sent a new appointment for it all? Sometimes it's a good idea to check as you don't want to fall through the cracks as sometimes happens if you don't chase them up.


    I hate using phones as well so I can sympathise that it's not exactly ideal for you :sadnod:
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    a mental health nurse in that centre will be assigned to you. this nurse is the person who can make appointments with the doctor for you. if you can find out who this nurse will be you can talk to them on the phone and see them in person.

    what medication are you on or might be put on? can you get your gp to put you on this medication?
 
 
 
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