Future model for CPTSD Trauma informed treatment services ?

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Boatsetsailrose

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Having  just been to the Community Mental Health Service to pick up some letters for claiming Disability I came across some interesting info in the Reception area.
 Some leaflets  entitled 'NHS mental health care for Veterans' (note NHS stands for National health service in the UK). Its a lovely booklet in terms of feels very supportive and emphasises the point that clinical care and treatment is not only needed but available for veterans. On offer is Transition Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS) and the NHS Veterans Mental Health Complex Treatment Service (CTS). The afore mentioned offers a mental health service for personnel approaching discharge from Armed Forces and Veterans. Detailed explanation is offered in terms of the referral process, specialist  assessment and therapeutic treatment for complex mh and psychological trauma inc potential access to other services for therapies and treatment. The CTS offers support and a range of intensive care  and treatment for people with complex trauma. Both services offer an appointment within 2 weeks and also support with housing, employment, addictions, relationships, physical health and finances. Access to the services  can be sought through self referral, GP or a charity (not the case with other mh difficulties in my experience, has to be GP who are often reluctant and use meds as first line- here is where I share my gratitude for being here at OOTS and being informed and supported enough to be my own advocate). There are also different contact numbers and e mail addresses to the services depending on what part of the country is residence. 
There is also clear guidance on what telephone services to use in crisis.


This is in my opinion on first impression a refreshing and focused example  of trauma informed care. It seems accessable, available and does not cost the person anything (well NI contributions collected if working).
My hope .... that there will be another me who walks into a service one day in the future and sees a leaflet detailing a supportive wrap around service like this for CPTSD..

My thoughts - i feel i am advocating in a small way by informing professionals i come into contact with about CPTSD. I wouldnt want to be so arrogant and unforgiving to say that mental health professionals dont have education and training in trauma related treatments and certainly dont want this post to be about downing what is on offer. But as many of us know it takes a lot of action and often years of persistence to get what we need. Ive been on this train for 25 yrs now and really in the end i needed to diagnose myself by telling the psychiatrist thats what i wanted in 2017.
What can i do to advocate more in my community ?
 What will the future potentially look like for us and others ?
Are there just too many of us survivors walking (or staying in bed) about on this planet for services to be this specialist and detailed ?


What do others think about the vetran model and a gold standard cptsd service ?

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Kizzie

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Re: Future model for CPTSD Trauma informed treatment services ?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 04:27:42 PM »
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My hope .... that there will be another me who walks into a service one day in the future and sees a leaflet detailing a supportive wrap around service like this for CPTSD..

I just wrote about this in response to another post you made - wouldn't something like this be awesome? 

I do think now that Complex PTSD is now "official" (in the WHO ICD-11) and there are researchers doing much more investigation (https://www.outofthestorm.website/academic-articles), there will be movement toward more and better TI services and support.  That said, anything that costs $$ just seems to take time for govts to embrace so it likely won't happen quickly.

 I don't know what the impetus is for not-for-profits to start up but I suspect that's where any push from survivors would have the best chance of getting the kind of support we need more quickly. Where to start with this kind of thing though given most of us have difficulty just getting through the day I'm not sure.