Mental illnesses affect a number of people in a number of different ways. If you, or a family member, have received hospital treatment for a mental health illness you will know how important it is that the appropriate form of aftercare and support is being given. This help may come from a psychiatrist, GP, psychologist, community mental health nurse, occupational therapist or social worker.
Health and social care providers have a legal duty to provide free aftercare services to patients who were detained in hospital:
Frequently, there are disputes regarding the aftercare planning process which require representation. Some of the treatments that should be made available include counselling, social support, help with work or education, free prescriptions, specialist housing and the use of a day centre.
If you believe that you, or a loved one, are not receiving the necessary aftercare services you will understandably be concerned.
At Moore Blatch, we offer support in this area and can assist with funding challenges and disputes over appropriate support. We also help recover historic fees where individuals were wrongly charged for aftercare services.
We understand that dealing with disputes arising from mental health services can be difficult for all involved, which is why our team of experts will deal with the situation compassionately and sensitively in order to make the process as smooth as possible for you, supporting you in achieving your desired outcome.
community care | 11.05.2018
community care | 11.05.2018
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