That’s what my caree did over 3 months ago, had an assessment but no help provided so back to square one.
So yes there is a 24/7 helpline but it does not guarantee actual treatment, help and support.
But i was told there was a emergency mental health team but they only give short term interventions.
And then you are left to cope again.
Its like you have a flat tyre, you pump it up, lasts a few miles then goes flat again.
Pumping up does not cure the issue just resolves it for a bit.
But my caree was not even eligible for that.
so my caree with complex mental health issues not eligible for help.
Will i get help? probably not, i am supposed to contact the council, get a carers assessment.
There needs to be a specific line for carers at breaking point but there isn’t.
I used to phone the crisis line regularly , all they did was refer me to social services who again didn’t do anything.
Plus the long term argument, that i am an unpaid carer and therefore social services are responsible for my health, but social services say i am suffering from depression and therefore it’s the GP and mental health services.
Again i am passed from pillar to post , neither side will take responsibility.
Who is responsible for an unpaid carers health, we are supposed to be get carer health checks every year.
I’ve never had an unpaid carer health check, has anyone else?
But the Care Act, that councils are supposed to provide help before crisis/breakdown point.
Social services have said my caree needs the right mental health treatment and support, I agree but caree just can’t get/ is ineligible for treatment and support.
I did go to A&E years ago exhausted unpaid carer, i was there for hours, but no help was ever provided, there was never any follow up.
There just seems to be so little help and recognition of unpaid carers.
As i say what a mess, what a complete mess.