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Social Prescribing

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Bettahm
Bettahm Community member Posts: 1,443 Disability Gamechanger
Transforming care want me to self refer to these.

All I want help with is someone to make medical appointments for me and come with me to them.
And to be aware that I may not be able to attend because of agoraphobia and anxiety. 

Does anyone have experience with social Prescribing?

I do not want all the social inclusion, community stuff and self help stuff from their website at all.

Just what I said. Help with medical appointments. 

Ipbt fell thru and I dont want social care or any more assessments. 

Transforming care are going to see if cmht will have me back for the psychologist, phone appts. No more home visits etc.

I'm getting really down with all this now.

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,746 Scope online community team
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    I'm so sorry you've been having no luck @Bettahm, I understand how it can be affecting your mood.  
    I don't know much about social prescribing unfortunately, but maybe one of our super regulars will be able to offer some advice?    I'm keeping everything crossed for you as always. 
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  • Bettahm
    Bettahm Community member Posts: 1,443 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm so sorry you've been having no luck @Bettahm, I understand how it can be affecting your mood.  
    I don't know much about social prescribing unfortunately, but maybe one of our super regulars will be able to offer some advice?    I'm keeping everything crossed for you as always. 
    Thank you
  • Danlangridge88
    Danlangridge88 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 33 Connected
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    Hi. I got a social prescriber and to be honest, they didn't do much. They asked why I got referred to them and I actually don't know why. They said there's not much they can do for me, just signpost you to services. To be honest I feel like its just a way of the mental health palming you off to someone else to releive the pressure on the system... although they can apparently do an assessment for NHS continuing health care which is the only thing I've seen them being useful for.
  • Bettahm
    Bettahm Community member Posts: 1,443 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi. I got a social prescriber and to be honest, they didn't do much. They asked why I got referred to them and I actually don't know why. They said there's not much they can do for me, just signpost you to services. To be honest I feel like its just a way of the mental health palming you off to someone else to releive the pressure on the system... although they can apparently do an assessment for NHS continuing health care which is the only thing I've seen them being useful for.
    Thanks for this. Agree with the theory that mental health services are trying to palm off 'difficult' patients to other services, for instance cmht accessed me for social care (without telling me that was what they were doing) then discharged me when I refused it. Transforming care are suggesting social Prescribing. I'm totally not convinced it's going to work! TC have now referred me to the psychologist within cmht which is good, long as cmht will have me back (without the CPN, support worker and social workers)
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