seekingERPnorthwest

Help for waiting list blues

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Hi everyone, how do you cope when you've been on a waiting list for ages and all they can tell you about the wait is that it's still going to be ages?

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I would have a word with Ashley, give him some specific facts - he may know something that can help. 

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I waited almost a year, the first few months of waiting I was so consumed with "I'll be getting help soon" that I didn't do much to help myself, as time went on and I realised it was going to be a long time I began to get more proactive helping myself in the mean time, reading self help books and making tiny changes to my behaviours. It meant when the therapy finally came, I was in a much better position to engage! In the end my mum managed to get hold of the head of CBT services here and I got pushed up the list because it had been so long, so u could also try and speak to someone higher up than who you usually speak to about the waiting times! Xx

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I see what you are saying, thanks for the advice.  I am hardly doing anything to help myself at the moment - feeling paralysed following past 15 month journey to try to get help and there still being no therapy going to happen soon... Feeling sorry for myself and cross with the NHS even though we should be grateful for it...

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I'm in the same position, although I'm lucky to be able to afford private therapy, although not as often as I would like. I've been on the NHS CBT waiting list since January 2016 and no news as yet.

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