Once a month I go to cmhs place to go see my shrink, its a massive hospital, with an inpatient word with 22 rooms.
If you are wondering yes these buildings are all closed down.
Today I turned up to my app, I hadn’t had an app for a good three months so imagine my surprise when I was greeted with this
Now lets ignore the fact that one of my major mental health problems happens to be with pregnant women and newborns. (If I can’t do it, not sure why everyone else can) and my shrink today was 6 months pregnant. But she was lovely but not going to be a stable feature in my care.
Anyways the hospital itself was built in the 1840’s and gradually they have sold off lands, till all that is left is the ward, the day centre and the citizin advice bureau.
Instead there are going to be 100 new homes, At least this time I suppose its not luxury flats. Now I made a kind of joke of who would want to live next to a mental ward. The very nice lady at reception informed me that is not going to be a problem since they were going as well.
The best part of this is the NHS have sold off the land. The council have approved all these lovely homes and yet no one has thought about where people suffering from mental health conditions are going. The next nearest place is 30 miles away. Or as a website has just informed me 20 miles if I learn to fly
Its ok though because the citizan advice bureau is going to be in the local libary.
The reason why I am so angry at this, is I know the fight I and my doctor had to get me seen, the mental health services are stretched to breaking point, and not just my area other areas. So what are the chances that people with mental health problems are going to be seen in a completely different area.
I am seriously worried about the country we are leaving for the next generation