I have been seeking assistance for child who has ASD, and PTSD for many years.
After many letters to ministers (who I felt refused to take any responsibility or answer my questions) I have not been able to find assistance when my child becomes violent in a meltdown and after a few hours I am exhausted and need help physically to make sure all are safe around my child.
I had to go to a police station the other day because my child was attacking me in the car and I couldn't drive, so asked the police to distract my child for a while so I could catch my breath. I also asked for them to see if they could get any mental health assistance as I believe CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) in Armadale is ignoring my case. Nothing was done that day and I eventually calmed my child down and got home safely.
The next day I had the Armadale Mead staff turn up at my house for a welfare check. I am gobsmacked that there is no mental health services for children, so the Mead Centre send staff to assess me. I have never been so humiliated in my life and disgusted at the Government in their failure to offer proper services for children in need and in my opinion, to hide there failure by accusing a single parent and assessing her mental health state.
I open my arms to anyone that thinks they can be a better parent than I am to my child and their many needs and make the sacrifices I have, and to totally devote my whole life to my child as there is no one else that will meet their needs as I do.
I am asking for so little and in my opinion, the Armadale Mead Staff and CAMHS need to seriously check there own mental health status before they ever accuse or infer just because you cry when you see your own child suffering from mental anguish, that this is a mental health issue the mother needs to address.
I am also disgusted that when I asked for a copy of what they are going to put on my file they told me I had to go through FOI (Freedom of information). You should not have to apply for FOI on information directly about yourself, and there are no policies or legislation saying that a person has to do this. I believe it is just a way of medical staff trying to put you off from seeing the poor and inaccurate notes put on medical files.
"Mead Centre & CAMS in Armadale or anywhere."
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