23-03-2020 10:42 PM
I'm surprised when many people on forums refer to mental health teams - or assume that we all have one.
I've never heard of or seen such a thing (except on this forum).
No one I know has ever had a MHT - or a pdoc (whatever that is).
24-03-2020 02:02 PM
@Adge, our Older Daughter has a MHT. Am not sure that's a good thing, as it's generally only something that's in place for a short time- a few weeks, maybe a month or so to see someone through a bad patch. But her bad patches keep recurring... so she never really gets up to being "discharged" from her caseworker etc.
Basically, it means the caseworker is trying to co-ordinate between the assorted professionals she sees (plus keep a bit of oversight on emergency presentations), but it's a bit of a headache to navigate. As well as patient confidentiality issues, public and private professionals are often reluctant to act together. They've managed to more or less do so in her case, but it's not without its headaches.
24-03-2020 02:11 PM
@Shaz51, I'd think that you should be self isolating now due to health reasons, but it does increase MH strain not being able to be out and about with people, so it's a hard call.
A reasonable compromise might be ceasing the cleaning side of it, but keeping the gardening part of the business going?
With the recent changes to benefits, there might be fewer barriers than usual to you getting some form of Centrelink income support. If Mr Shaz doesn't want to, maybe enquire on your own behalf. If you can get through to anyone, that is... But wait a week or two, and maybe they'll have better systems in place for getting applications sorted.
24-03-2020 03:49 PM
Thank you @Smc
Yes day off today and will be a lot more, one day at a time here,
Mr shaz mowed today
The car goes for a service tomorrow as it has been playing up
Got my computer in with the repair man to move data from one computer to the new computer
The grass will slow the growing now since it is autumn
Yes, Mr shaz we might need to try centre link again soon
Our children are finding things hard too
24-03-2020 07:35 PM
I'm following along with what you said (& how you're going).
I now have more medical issues to add to my chronic ones.
I've got on-going very high blood pressure (that won't come down).
Dr said I need to reduce my stress levels – to try to lower my blood pressure.
I have no idea how to do that, other than maybe frequent relaxation exercises - Dr suggested, but gave no examples.
Will start medication (today) for prostate problems (which also lowers blood pressure) - then blood pressure meds as well, if that is not enough.
My Disability work may shut down (due to cancellations & restrictions), by the end of this week - I earnestly hope not.
Thinking of you.
24-03-2020 07:42 PM
Hope the BP meds helps @Adge
I am on bp meds too
Finger crossed for your work xx
24-03-2020 07:45 PM
Thanks @Shaz51 I appreciate it.
Fingers crossed for your mowing, cleaning & gardening work too.
I hate Centrelink, they scare the.... out of me.
Sometimes we (you or I) just have to deal with them, unfortunately.
24-03-2020 07:50 PM
Quiet this week already @Adge
Going to be quiet for a while
Mr shaz does not like centre link and we might have too go there one day
28-03-2020 02:38 PM
thinking of you too @Smc , how are you and your family going xx
My 3 step children have all lost their jobs and step D1 thinks she will have hers later
finally got the car back $$$$
got my computer back $$$
my mum did something totally unexpended, i will have to try and fix up on monday
last night mr shaz could not cope anymore and then S3 rang him
not a good night
today we voted and did a little shopping
and mr shaz has gone to bed and it is raining
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