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mental health assesment?

Discussion in 'TalkCeltic Pub' started by ChrisMoh, Apr 7, 2016.

Discuss mental health assesment? in the TalkCeltic Pub area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. ChrisMoh

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    Just got a mental health assessment today which actaully felt like a grilling and made me uncomfortable,dont even think they took me serious at times.anybody had any experiance with one of these?and how confidential are they?didnt tell them i was going to hurt anybody or anything like that,but said a few things that i should have kept private.felt as if i was getting mentally raped.the people i was dealing with were from some place in glasgow called esteem.
     
  2. TimFloyd Gold Member Gold Member

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    I feel the mental health services in this country leave a lot to be desired, I've had similar issues and found that unless you are trying to cut your wrists within the first 10 mins of a talk with a stranger then you're deemed fine.
     
  3. mygirlmaria

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    Why did you get it? Applying for a job or something?
     
  4. Padmill It's been a while...

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    Was this a DWP issue?
     
  5. faw cough Gold Member Gold Member

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    Department of work and pensions.
     
  6. Padmill It's been a while...

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    Yip.
     
  7. TheHolyGoalie

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    They've got to ask you personal and sometimes uncomfortable questions to try and get to know what's up and what they can do to help you.
     
  8. Intellectually Absurd Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aye but you know the type there are lots who are just pen-pushers, with zero empathy. Intelligent people of course but they didn't get into for all the right reasons. :smiley-laughing002:
     
  9. TheHolyGoalie

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    I suppose aye but they must see all sorts of people, some with really complex conditions. Sometimes it helps to have like a poker face demeanour.
     
  10. Padmill It's been a while...

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    Nothing to do with a "poker face" - some of these mental health assessment places are trained nurses who carry out assessments designed to be box-ticking exercises for a * private French company that bypass all of their medical knowledge.
     
  11. TheHolyGoalie

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    I know, ATOS and * like that but I don't think the OP is talking about a work assement. As far as I know Esteem aren't involved in that stuff.
     
  12. Padmill It's been a while...

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    Ah, jumped the gun a bit there never noticed the part about Esteem - thought he was suggesting he was at Cadogan Street or something.
     
  13. ChrisMoh

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    no mental health issue my doctor sent me too them.
     
  14. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    I work in the mental health industry, & it *should* be 100% confidential...unless youve given them directions to body parts in your freezer that is. You'd be aswell going for an internal with half the stuff you get asked.... but we do help most of the time lol
     
  16. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    Which part of the Mental Health industry do you work in.
     
  17. ChrisMoh

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  18. celtic.Ghirl

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    Specialise in substance abuse .. just do basic assesments & work through mental health in regards to autism/dementia aswell.
     
  19. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    You may notice i have just started the Coping with Mental Health thread.
    If you have any advice for some of them please, you are more than welcome to post on it.