Transitioning from CAMHS to AMHS

Hello my dear chums! Long time since ove blogged, and today I’m going to blog around how transitioning can make everything unsettled for some.

31st May I stopped at CAMHS, and stopped seeing Becki. That day I was told by the Duty Officer at AMHS (Adult Mental Health Service) that they’d get someone to call me on Tuesday, which would have been the 4th June? I still haven’t received that phone call.

I’ve known since I started CAMHS in the North West that I’d soon have to move on to the Adults Service. I had always dreaded this day, and I’ve always said time and time again: “I’ll be left, ditched and have no support” look what’s happened. I have NO support. My mental health has deteriorated, and no one seems to care.

I’ve gotten better at hiding it. I’m at constant threat of being sectioned because of how bad my self harm and thoughts and feelings have become. But I lie, I tell them I’m not going to harm myself.

I was nearly sectioned last week, and I had to explain that as soon as I have that support network back around me, I’d be more settled and back to working blooming hard to get back on my feet again.

I know transitioning can be different for everyone. And everyone has a different perspective of how the Adult Service works. Honestly, I believe they’re over worked with not enough staff. But giving my current circumstances, I do think they should look at maybe pushing a bit further.

Since I’ve had no support, I’ve had to go to St Mary’s SARC (sexual assault referral center) I’m not ashamed to admit this did happen, on the 29th May. It’s made my mental health worst and I’m scared to leave the house. But, it seems to be that Claire, the person I saw, seems to be the only one concerned with how bad things have got.

I’m hoping I hear something soon. I have PCSOs supporting me for the time being, but that’s not their job and I sometimes feel a burden to actually admit I’m struggling. But things can only go up from here!

I’m not sure if anyone else has had much luck with adult services, or if anyone else has a view on this, I’d love to hear about it.


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