Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • Kris

      Depression, Mental Health and Crisis Support   06/04/2017

      Depression, Mental Health and Crisis Support   Depression and other mental health difficulties are common amongst people on the autistic spectrum and their carers.   People who are affected by general mental health difficulties are encouraged to receive and share information, support and advice with other forum members, though it is important to point out that this exchange of information is generally based on personal experience and opinions, and is not a substitute for professional medical help.   There is a list of sources of mental health support here: <a href="http://www.asd-forum.org.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=18801" target="_blank">Mental Health Resources link</a>   People may experience a more serious crisis with their mental health and need urgent medical assistance and advice. However well intentioned, this is not an area of support that the forum can or should be attempting to offer and we would urge members who are feeling at risk of self-harm or suicide to contact either their own GP/health centre, or if out of hours contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647 or to call emergency services 999.   We want to reassure members that they have our full support in offering and seeking advice and information on general mental health issues. Members asking for information in order to help a person in their care are seeking to empower both themselves and those they represent, and we would naturally welcome any such dialogue on the forum.   However, any posts which are deemed to contain inference of personal intent to self-harm and/or suicide will be removed from the forum and that person will be contacted via the pm system with advice on where to seek appropriate help.   In addition to the post being removed, if a forum member is deemed to indicate an immediate risk to themselves, and are unable to be contacted via the pm system, the moderating team will take steps to ensure that person's safety. This may involve breaking previous confidentiality agreements and/or contacting the emergency services on that person's behalf.   Sometimes posts referring to self-harm do not indicate an immediate risk, but they may contain material which others find inappropriate or distressing. This type of post will also be removed from the public forum at the moderator's/administrator's discretion, considering the forum user base as a whole.   If any member receives a PM indicating an immediate risk and is not in a position (or does not want) to intervene, they should forward the PM to the moderating team, who will deal with the disclosure in accordance with the above guidelines.   We trust all members will appreciate the reasoning behind these guidelines, and our intention to urge any member struggling with suicidal feelings to seek and receive approproiate support from trained and experienced professional resources.   The forum guidelines have been updated to reflect the above.   Regards,   The mod/admin team
JeanneA

Quick update on Glen + new care home :-)

Recommended Posts

JeanneA   

Hi guys just wanted to give you a quick update on Glen. He is currently undergoing a mental health assessment in a specialised autism hospital in Birmingham and he is doing extremely well. Glen's self harming has decreased significantly, his meds have been changed for the better, his anxiety has also decreased. Staff have also managed to get Glen saying words again which he hadn't done in some time. Glen will be there until March.

 

It will not be suitable for Glen to return to his current care home, as it just didn't work out for Glen there, the manager has said it would be better if Glen moved on, which I totally agree with.

 

My husband and I have been looking at care homes in Essex (local to where we live) and have found one which we feel can meet Glen's needs and somewhere hopefully he can be happy. Once the manager of this home has been given a referral from Essex County Council she is going to Birmingham to assess Glen. I really hope this all works out. It would be so nice to have Glen much nearer to home. The Essex care home is about 40 minutes away from us, compared to the care home in Coventry being 2.1/2 hours away, so a lot of difference!

 

We are going to the hospital on Friday to visit Glen, so looking forward to seeing him, although a little apprehensive, as in the past Glen has been know to get upset if we have visited him at a care home or in hospital as only associates seeing us 'at home' if you see what I mean? Staff are aware of this and will be supporting us on Friday to try to make our visit a happy one. I will keep you updated :-)

Edited by JeanneA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JeanneA   

thanks SP I hope it will all work out this time, it will be good to see Glen settled and happy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
oxgirl   

Fingers crossed, Jeanne, really hope that it works out well for Glen in the new home. Will this be permanent if he gets in, do you think? It must be very hard to have to move from one to another every few years. Hope your visit to the hospital goes well and that Glen continues to improve.

 

~ Mel ~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JeanneA   

Hi Mel thanks so much for your comments. The new care home isn't definite yet but I'm hoping it will be. The manager at this care home could not understand how awful the management was regarding not giving Glen car drives, she is just the opposite, staff take the young people there out for car drives as they all enjoy their rides. There are only 4 young people live in this home, one is moving out shortly which is why there is a space come up. The fewer people the better where Glen is concerned. I am really hopeful that this could work out so well. Yes this could be permanent which would also be good for Glen.

 

I hope Glen doesn't get upset seeing us on Friday, but staff have assured me they will be supporting Glen and hopefully it will be a positive visit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Suze   

Jeanne xxx

.......my fingers are crossed for you, having him closer would give you so much more oppurtunities and hopefully it will help Glenn also.I,m hoping all goes well on the visit , good news about the meds and anxiety being better , lets hope its all a turn in the right direction for you all xxx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JeanneA   

Hi Suze thanks so much for your comments. I really hope all does work out this time, Glen deserves to be happy. :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Lyndalou   

That sounds great Jeanne. It would be lovely if Glen can be much closer to you so I really hope it all works out that way. Keep us posted xx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Merry   

Brilliant! So glad to hear the new meds are working! That much be such a relief! And now the new home...sounds like everything might work out for the best. The new manager sounds nice...closer to home, and only 4 placements, very positive! Hope it all comes together....fingers crossed!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JeanneA   

Thanks Merry. I hope it all goes through ok nothing's definite as yet but it's looking positive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JeanneA   

Hi Mandy, thanks. We are attending the 12 week review meeting next Friday the 1st of March, so we will see if Glen will be discharged or whether they want him to stay there longer.

 

How are things with you and your son, how is college going?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×