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Topic: Need help

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  1. Julia needhelp
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    15 April 2020
    Being to the public hospital, being calling the local mental health service. Being told no more support under the public system. Still feeling scared, can't find meaning in life. Having problem with NDIS. Having private insurance but still need serve 2 months waiting period. Looking for supported accommodation. Anyone got any advice?
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  2. Peppermintbach
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    15 April 2020 in reply to Julia needhelp

    Hi Julia,

    I feel that would be so scary & stressful. You must be so worried now...

    I would gently suggest maybe looking up the following not-for-profit organisations online, as I think they might be able to help you find supported accomodation:

    • Salvation Army (Salvos)
    • St Vincent de Paul (Vinnies)
    • Anglicare

    kindness and care,

    Pepper

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  3. Sleepy21
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    15 April 2020 in reply to Peppermintbach
    That is so difficult.
    So the hopsital has absolutely no help ? Terrible. So disappointing.
    Have yuo heard of Wellways? They have some good resources and help with accomodation I believe...
    Sorry it's so hard :(
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  4. Julia needhelp
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    15 April 2020 in reply to Peppermintbach
    Thanks for your advice.
  5. Julia needhelp
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    15 April 2020 in reply to Sleepy21
    I got help from hospital before but now no more. Thanks for your advice on wellways
  6. Sleepy21
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    15 April 2020 in reply to Julia needhelp

    Terrible. Did they tell you they can't help you anymore?
    was the help good when you had it? Must be so hard to be left like that....

    I wish i could help.
    I also got help from the hospital - inpatient and outpatient. It was a good public hospital. Hope some of the new resources could help....hope you can stay safe and find accomodation

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  7. Julia needhelp
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    15 April 2020 in reply to Sleepy21

    I feel really recovered when being admitted to hospital for one week. Since then, my mental health keeps deteriorates. Hospital and Community mental health keeps tell me to use NDIS But NDIA planner told me NDIS provide support for daily life not treatment!!!

    I am considering to try a different public hospital. Do you have any suggestions?

  8. Sleepy21
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    15 April 2020 in reply to Julia needhelp

    That is so confusing. I've got a feeling I'm not allowed to mention specific mental health services/hospitals here. But personally, I do think you should try another hospital. Did you ever live in another area, or use another hospital? maybe that's good enough - just say you went there beore so you want to speak to them again.... I'm glad you got some recovery progress in one week in the hospital!! so good!! Now you need more help....

    I recommend calling the Triage at another public hospital close to your area.

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  9. Sleepy21
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    15 April 2020 in reply to Julia needhelp
    see how you feel on the phone when you call the other hospital - see how the person answers.... are they patient, do they listen, do they seem professional? You can tell a lot from someone's approach on the phone.
    Maybe another hospital/triage will be better. They can make an exception maybe and admit you there??
    worth a try maybe.
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  10. Julia needhelp
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    15 April 2020 in reply to Sleepy21
    I only tried calling one other hospital, the nurse sounds nice but he rang my local mental health service and told me I better stick with my locals. Keep being declined help makes me more sad
  11. Sleepy21
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    15 April 2020 in reply to Julia needhelp

    So Sorry Julia :(

    Seems that it's hard to find the right place to go. not sure which other places can help...please let us know how you go. I find hospital Triage, Wellways, 1800 Respect, the Blue knot Foundation, Lifeline, and Salvos good resources in crises. I don't know which others ones are helpful. Hope you are safe, thinkig of you

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  12. Julia needhelp
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    15 April 2020 in reply to Sleepy21
    Thanks for your suggestions. I have been calling beyondblue support line, lifeline quite frequently now. It really helped me but I worry I might eventually become an unwelcome repeat caller
  13. Sleepy21
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    15 April 2020 in reply to Julia needhelp

    Hi Julia - I don't think lifeline keeps track of who calls or how many times at all - call any time you want.
    Beyond Blue you can also opt to be anonymous and not have your call recorded...

    They don't care how often you call, they understand. You should call as much as you need.

  14. Jets75
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    16 April 2020
    Julia are you in NSW?
  15. Julia needhelp
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    16 April 2020 in reply to Jets75
    Yes I am in NSW
  16. Julia needhelp
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    16 April 2020 in reply to Sleepy21
    Thanks for letting me know
  17. Nurse Jenn
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    19 April 2020 in reply to Julia needhelp

    HI Julia,

    I am sorry to hear that you are not travelling so well. I wonder how you are going today? Sleepy's suggestion to utilise the Beyond Blue Support Line 1300 22 4636 or Lifeline 13 11 14 is sound. When people are in between support structures, finding a temporary support solution is so important. I am also not sure what step you are in your NDIS application but I am aware that the assessment process can take some time which can be quite frustrating. You are not alone in this process. I wonder if you have any family or friends around you who are able to support you? Being just newly out of the hospital can be a particularly vulnerable time.

    I have attached a few links for you that you might find helpful however if you are needing some support, please pick up the phone and call the support lines you feel comfortable doing this.

    1. Housing Support Links https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/housing/help

    2. Re-Imagine: Supporting people with mental health conditions to navigate the NDIS https://reimagine.today

    Wishing you the best possible outcome,

    Nurse Jenn

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  18. Julia needhelp
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    25 April 2020 in reply to Nurse Jenn

    Thanks for your advice. I already has NDIS package. Had problem with NDIS support Coordinator.

    At the moment I am considering a possible admission to private hospital after private insurance waiting period passes. However worried about out of pocket fees. The informed financial consent of the private hospital says final bill may be higher than the estimate. If private insurance and medicare don't cover all the fee, I have to pay the difference. Is this standard agreement for private hospital? Is this seems financially risky given the uncertainty?

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