Not surprised to see the First Claimant on court proceedings being none other than her social worker – the social worker I asked to be replaced when I got to hear she had tried to persuade my daughter to take Clozapine against her wishes. Needless to say all the team did was appoint yet another social worker and refused to replace her so she had 2 social workers! Anyway she is the only Claimant mentioned on the forms and wants me replaced as nearest relative with her father in relation to a Section 3 the team wished to impose against my daughter’s wishes. All along she was willing to remain voluntarily and undergo “treatment” – more drugs! under the NHS care system.
You cannot walk out of that ward as it is like a prison camp so she would be going nowhere and this is quite cruel what the team have done and because they do not like me so I feel.
Backed up by a witness statement from an Approved Mental Health Professional of social services form based at Maudsley I felt I would have no hope. I tried to explain everything to this person who bombarded me with phone calls stating I would be replaced if I did not agree alongside others all harrassing and bullying me into saying yes. With two doctors and two social workers up against me what chance did I have when my daughter clearly said she would remain voluntarily and keep up her treatment – all I did as a mother was once again listen to her wishes unlike the team and it would have taken them time to find a more suitable placement in any case.
I have not got along with the social worker at local level since I heard about her getting involved in persuading my daughter to take yet more drugs and also the fact she smiles throughout meetings which I find most unprofessional but she is not alone so does the Consultant Psychiatrist and Pharmacist at the Maudsley Royal Bethlem Hospital.
It would have suited them if I was out the way and not nearest relative and I have just written a letter to the doctor at the Maudsley stating that it is a breach of human rights that he is not allowing her to come out with me unescorted even to the church which is in the grounds. I went to visit at the weekend and was going to take her to some street parties but was not allowed and there was NO escort to come out. I have just complained to the CQC and PALS office who have not responded to my previous complaints properly. If something has happened on the ward and the person you care about is covered in bruises are you not entitled to an explanation. If you get to hear of someone unsuitable visiting who is violent – are you not entitled to be concerned? THERE IS NOTHING BUT A WALL OF SILENCE. All you get is one phone call a week which is just a chat but tells you nothing and this is wrong especially when you h ave the consent of the person you care for signed by form or letter and it is wrong that someone should be forced against their wishes to undergo medication and further experimentation under a treatment order that has been forced upon her and me in such a nasty manner. This is supposed to be a democratic country and whilst I oppose the medication and she was on a huge dosage which they raised at one point to 800mg, things are being done against patients rights and noone could care less and it is no wonder these professionals think they are above the law and can get away with this abuse with patients drugged up to their neck on LSD- like drugs and the drugs themselves can cause the psychosis so I have been told by leading professionals. I have also seen absolute proof that the drugs cause psychosis by watching the behaviour of Elizabeth. I wish she had never taken the anti-depressants in the first place. I am not just speaking from my point of view but have done tremendous research into matters and whilst I am just a mother xperts have told me this information – HONEST EXPERTS. The majority of psychiatrists cannot be bothered to read up on research papers and look closely into findings as to the safety of the drugs. The Maudsley do not go far enough to warn people of just how harmful these drugs are. The literature they give to patients does not make any mentioned of the research into these drugs and lawsuits. They affect that person’s physical health after being on them a long time and can kill that person. Many people trust these professionals I did so myself once but it is only since I have looked into things thoroughly that I know the true and awful facts.
I believe my daughter has been misdiagnosed and the assessment has not been done in a proper decent manner as when you reduce someone too steeply or mix the drugs this can cause psychosis in itself. IT IS COMPLETELY UNTRUE WHAT IS SAID IN THE COURT HEARING PAPERS THAT I AM PUTTING MY DAUGHTER UNDER CONSTANT PRESSURE TO STOP HER MEDICATION. The email typed at her scheme was done with me not being around at all – the fact of the matter is that every time it was due to go back to her scheme whn medication was dished out she did not want to go – she said ” you try taking it Mum, it makes me feel terrible” I listened to her as a mother when she complained of all the terrible effects of these drugs which to begin with were not so evident as they are now – now she has been on them for a long while. I AM SO UPSET WITH THESE PROFESSIONALS WHO DO ARE PROTECTING THEIR JOBS RATHER THAN CARING FOR WHAT HAPPENS TO MY DAUGHTER WHO IS JUST ANOTHER NUMBER TO THEM AND PROVIDING THEM WITH INCOME. THEY HAVE GONE OUT OF THEIR WAY TO TRY AND DESTROY THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MYSELF AND HER AND NOW THIS – I AM ONLY ALLOWED ESCORTED ACCESS TO MY DAUGHTER.
The other thing this social worker wants to control by the sounds of it is the money side of things. I have put in place Mind and her sister because I am concerned about her future and have set up a discretionary trust fund. The treating team are treating me like some common criminal when I am looking out for my daughter’s long term financial interests and not taking from her. If for instance I had been replaced as nearest relative her father does not visit that often because he lives a distance a way but I have mentioned to him and the rest of the family about getting together with the issues of money for her future and they have not taken up that opportunity to get involved or have their name put down on the fund I have set up for her or anything like this. I am not looking to take control of everything including finances as they have portrayed yet what has this social worker and social services team done to help my daughter manage with money because at the scheme there certainly was no controls or restrictions which led to her spending on certains things that were ridiculous and not necessary leaving h erself with no money for food. What kind of care is that and then you get “she is an adult” – yes she is an adult but there needs to be protection in place and this is where they have miserably failed as I compared this scheme to that run by one through Mind which was brilliant as Mind were working with people to carefully manage their own money. This has been miserably failed by the local team.
The psychotic behaviour is soley as a result of the drugs which have caused her to have nightmares and suffer hallucinations during the day and she was never aggressive b efore taking anti-depressants/psychotics. I began to suspect it could be the drugs from the onset but did not know what I know now.
I have made it clear that I wish for my daughter to go to a very very nice scheme away from this area that I have heard about where I believe she will be treated with huge respect and helped in a more peaceful area as I have heard glowing reports about this scheme but I do not know whether this team will listen. Certainly the hospital social worker who is very very good seems to have taken account of everything and knows how to communicate. I respect him for that but whether the rest of the team will even bother to listen to this man is another matter.
I will admit to have losing my cool at meetings especially one where the Consultant Psychiatrist refused to listen about a gradual withdrawal – you see it was promised by the leading professor that she would have a drug free period. You cannot just withdraw someone in a decent and safe manner within 2 weeks by a reduction of 150mg and by doing this and mixing the drugs with another can cause psychosis and thi sis what happened. Then when that person acts out against the team in any way they get sanctions and punishments imposed upon them and this is what has happened. IT IS WORSE THAN PRISON. IN PRISON YOU HAVE MORE RIGHTS.
THE LAST THING I WANT EVERYONE TO WITNESS BECAUSE I KNOW OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED ON THIS DRUG …………………………..IT IS MENTIONED IN THE COURT HEARING PAPERS THAT CLOZAPINE WILL BE GIVEN IF HER SYMPTOMS DO NOT RESOLVE WELL ENOUGH. THIS IS ABSOLUTE ABUSE AND IT IS AGAINST FDA GUIDELINES FOR THIS DRUG TO BE GIVEN TO A PATIENT WHO HAS A HISTORY OF HEART PROBLEMS IN THE FAMILY. I WANT EVERYONE TO WITNESS THIS ON MY BLOG THAT IF THIS HAPPENS THIS PSYCHIATRIST, PHARMACIST AND A LEADING PROFESSOR INVOLVED IN PHARMACY ARE THE ONES WHO WILL HAVE KILLED MY DAUGHTER AS THEY HAVE ALL REFUSED AND IGNORED THE DECLARATION I GAVE THEM FOR SIGNATURE AS TO THE SAFETY OF THIS DRUG AND THIS WOULD POINT TO THE FACT THAT THEY DO NOT BELIEVE IT SAFE OR ARE TRYING TO COVER THEMSELVES OTHERWISE THEY WOULD NOT HESITATE TO SIGN IT. CLOZAPINE IS WHAT THEY SPECIALIST IN AND WHAT THEY HAVE PESTERED MY DAUGHTER ABOUT FROM THE BEGINNING AND EACH TIME AND ALL ALONG AT LOCAL LEVEL SHE HAS FLATLY REFUSED THIS DRUG. THEY WILL BE BREACHING HER HUMAN RIGHTS AND I WILL GET TO HEAR ABOUT IT EVENTUALLY EVEN IF I AM BANNED AS THE M OTHER FROM VISITING.
THE SOCIAL WORKER HAS WRONGLY ACCUSED ME OF CONTACTING MY DAUGHER BY MOBILE PHONE AND PUTTING HER UNDER CONSTNAT PRESSURE TO STOP HER MEDICATION. THAT IS A COMPLETE AND UTTER LIE. I BELIEVE THE SOCIAL WORKER WANTED ME OUT OF THE WAY AND IS TRYING TO STIR UP TROUBLE BY SAYING COMMENTS LIKE THIS WHEN THEY ARE NOT TRUE. I HAVE NO END OF TEXT MESSAGES FROM MY DAUGHTER WHO LOOKED FORWARD TO MY VISITS BECAUSE IT WAS A CHANCE TO GET OFF THE WARD AND GET SOME MUCH NEEDED FRESH AIR. THERE WAS NO RISK TO ANYONE’S SAFETY AND UNLIKE AT LOCAL LEVEL SHE WAS NOT ALONE BUT IN MY COMPANY – AT LOCAL LEVEL A SECTION 3 PATIENT CAN ROAM ABOUT FREELY UNESCORTED ACCORDING TO THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS BUT NOT AT THE MAUDSLEY – WHY IS THIS – OK I CAN UNDERSTAND BEING UNESCORTED IS NOT GOOD BUT THEN IT IS AN ABSOLUTE BREACH OF HUMAN RIGHTS TO PREVENT MY DAUGHTER FROM ENJOYING THE STREET PARTY CELEBRATIONS NEARBY THAT I HAD BEEN INVITED TO BY A FORMER WORK COLLEAGUE. NO MATTER WHAT THEY THINK OF ME THEY SHOULD CONSIDER MY DAUGHTER AND THE FACT SHE FINDS IT MOST STRESSFUL BEING COUPED UP ON A WARD LIKE A PRISON CAMP.