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Adult ADHD help with symptoms

NannaJJNannaJJ Member Posts: 10 Listener
edited January 2018 in Mental health issues
Finding out at 34 you have ADHD, asking and wanting all help that's needed to learn to cope,  then promised specialists psychotherapist helping with coping techniques, anxiety, sleep disorders and CBT ect yet not actually being able to access any but put on waiting lists for over a year now. How to actually get help when no financing is available 

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  • ChaoskayChaoskay Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    edited December 2017
    Hi @NannaJJ   
    You sound so frustrated and I'm not surprised considering you've waited so long for help.
    Sadly waiting lists are an issue for many of us.  Have you tried ringing these organisations to say you're happy to attend last minute cancellations, although I do realise this isn't always an option.
    There are others on this forum who face similar issues and although we can't help you to be seen quicker, other members may be able to advise you on coping mechanisms and how to deal with what you are going through.
    Wishing you happier days ahead.




  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @NannaJJ This must be really frustrating for you :(
    Scope
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  • NannaJJNannaJJ Member Posts: 10 Listener
    Beyond frustrating. Help is just not there, I keep trying but it's impossible.  You only get help if suicidal, you actually have to be that desperate before any agency will help and by then you just don't care. There is a lot of talk about mental health care and what is needed but very little practical help is actually given. 
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    So sorry to hear this, @NannaJJ. I know it's no substitute for professional help, but have you seen this site for and by adults with ADHD? They have a map of support services on their website and also might know of some groups local to you, which might be something beneficial whilst you wait for your appointments?
  • johnnight15johnnight15 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi Nanna,

    I have found a clinic that solely focus on ADHD, they are a team of specialist that help people with ADHD.
  • NannaJJNannaJJ Member Posts: 10 Listener
    How I contact them please. I hope they deal with adults and a in my area   Thank you for searching I have tried but not found anything so far. Please cancel and me a link to try
  • NannaJJNannaJJ Member Posts: 10 Listener
    You have listed the link ADHD  i just realised. I looked but it's a private clinic i can't see prices but probably not affordable on pip benefit But thank you so much for trying. It's actually  the most help we have had to now. 
  • NannaJJNannaJJ Member Posts: 10 Listener
    I emailed them anyway. If I don't try I will never know so something might come of it. Again thank you
  • RebeccaMHadvisorRebeccaMHadvisor Member Posts: 99 Courageous
    Hi @NannaJJ

    I'm really sorry to hear that you are really struggling and that the support you need and deserve just isn't there for you. Unfortunately, as @Chaoskay says, waiting lists are the norm and not the exception now. Services are really struggling to be able to cope with the demands on their services and I understand that knowing this doesn't help you in any way. 

    I am afraid that in terms of support, I would have given the same link that you have already been given so I'm not really much more help! 

    I am wondering what your relationship is like with your GP and how you would feel about going to see them and talking to them about how you are struggling without the support and see if there is anything that they can offer you?
     
  • NannaJJNannaJJ Member Posts: 10 Listener
    GP is good but referrals take time so many processes and hoops to jump keep getting near the carrot then it's taken away as no funding.
    Only get help if suicidal, at this rate soon will be.
    If I had money to fund what is needed life would be easier.
    Until I win the lottery just have to wait
  • NannaJJNannaJJ Member Posts: 10 Listener
    That clinic sounds perfect but its private need nhs as no money 
  • johnnight15johnnight15 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    NannaJJ said:
    How I contact them please. I hope they deal with adults and a in my area   Thank you for searching I have tried but not found anything so far. Please cancel and me a link to try
    Here's the link on how to contact them.
    https://www.adhdcentre.co.uk/booking/
    thanks
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