I found a video on YouTube about someone’s experience with the UK mental health system during bereavement and other issues especially trauma. You can get regular 6 session CBT therapy, but from a trauma background, this hasn’t helped and in the UK they use this form of therapy as a one-size-fits-all, even for severed autism I heard on the radio once.
I can more than underline his experience. People in the U.S. or Germany don’t believe me how IMPOSSIBLE it is to find help. My own odyssey through the mental health system I don’t want to list anymore like I did before as I feel like a failure and have even been “victim blamed” by a Psychologist last year.
With the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of bereaved and traumatized families and medical workers, this will get even worse!
— Sorry the video has been deleted on YouTube — .
But another video from a Psychotherapist who works with clients with PTSD is constantly on the NHS’ case why they don’t diagnose trauma. My suspicion is, it’s a financial issue.
“What about trauma?”
Just a few articles on the Government cuts since 10 years:
From The Independent:
>>> Mental health trusts left with less funding than 2012 due to government cuts
From The Guardian:
>>> Number of NHS beds for mental health patients slumps by 30%
From Keep Our NHS Public:
>>> Austerity and NHS cuts: wrecking our mental health
I worked at Pret A Manger and survived systemic workplace bullying during bereavement that involved HR, the top leadership, HQ and even the now “retired” former CEO Clive Schlee. I declined 4 settlement offers if I am silent about my ordeal. But I rather speak out to help others. For an overview of important blog entries of my experience with Pret, please visit “My Ordeal with Pret A Manger”. The little arrow to the right next to each heading will lead directly to the post.
An incomplete list on what other Pret staff say about Pret’s bullying environment: Caught in the Act Bullying at Pret.
I tell my story for the first time verbally in below audio player interview on a podcast by The Adam Paradox, and wrote two articles in the Scottish Left Review.
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