The CMHT rang me earlier, they’re not sure if I fit their referral criteria as they are not sure that I am suffering from a “severe and enduring mental illness”.
I told them that my GP wants me to be referred. They said that they cannot accept all GP referrals. I then said that I wasn’t initially referred by my GP, I was initially referred by the duty psych at UCH because I attended A&E. They said that said duty psych refers a lot to ease their conscience.
I asked what would happen now… they said they didn’t know but they would be in touch, but in the meantime to keep the appointment with my GP on Friday and to keep taking my medication.
I said I wasn’t on any medication because my GP wanting me to be assessed by the CMHT and get their opinion before re-prescribing anything.
They said that if I wasn’t taking any medications then I couldn’t be that ill and therefore didn’t require CMHT intervention. I put phone down.
*Slams head against wall*
PS. Someone found this site yesterday by searching for “depression cmht cpn” – please don’t use the above post as any indication for yourself!