26-09-2017 08:53 PM
One other point to be note, carers have some strong rights under the Act, such as to always to be able to provide information to doctors assessing mental health for example (s72A), with or without permission from the person they are supporting.
However, simply ignoring someones wishes, especially if this is not done with any subtelty can be very disempowering and in fact traumatising, especlially if a person has lost a lot of control through involuntary treatment. Trauma causes or worsens mental illness in many cases, and so can hamper recovery.
So, even when you 'have the right' remember always to use those rights respectfully and compasionately and in a way that does not emphasive the powerlessness of the person you are trying to support. (Easier said than done in practise!)
26-09-2017 08:55 PM
thank you for your input @JonCarer it's appreciated from a carers point of view
26-09-2017 08:56 PM
I've taken to emailing my daughters psychiatrist when there's something that I feel he really needs to know about. He rarely replies but I know that he reads them and will often bring the topic/issue up with my daughter next time he sees her. I've let all of her team know that they can get in touch with me at any time with any questions or issues they feel I need to know about. Rarely happens but at least I know they know I'm interested and willing to support them.
26-09-2017 08:57 PM
26-09-2017 08:58 PM
Well it's time to wrap up!
Thank you @JonCarer for all of your insights and information! There's a lot there for people to follow up with!
Thank you to all those who got involved tonight.
26-09-2017 08:59 PM
@KS2809 I've emailed my daughter psycologist and this is when she has said she worries about breaking privacy and that she can't bring up what I've emailed with my daughter without breaching trust.
I don't email anymore...
26-09-2017 09:00 PM
I enjoyed it a lot and thank you NikNik and Sane and all the carers for all your questions! I hope you found some of my posts helpful!
26-09-2017 09:00 PM
@lovemyboys that would have been a super hard situation to go through. How are things going for you all now?
26-09-2017 09:04 PM
Also @YTT, if you have other questions , ask away , because you are not alone my friend xx
26-09-2017 09:06 PM
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