Sasha’s phone is ringing.
She signals for me to listen in.
“Hello, it’s the Mental Health team here. I can see it has taken a bit of time for us to get to you… Oh and I see the referral came through to us just over two years ago.”
There’s a slight pause and she continues…
“Do you still require our service?”
Sasha looks a little bewildered and says “Yeah, I’m f#cking broken”.
Two years it has taken.
Her brilliant probation officer, pushing, phoning, emailing, and complaining to the Mental Health team.
When we started ten years ago, we thought a two-month wait was outrageous.
Two years of being unwell and waiting.
This is happening all the time.
12th October 2023