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NELLY_UK
Just heard via twitter that tomorrow night Bbc1 Inside Out is about transition from Camhs to Adult Mental Health Services. I dont think it will be a love fest somehow.
7:30p. Apparently its shocking.
We wont be shocked will we??!!**
NELLY D 20 bulimic since age 12, diagnosed in 2011. 20 months useless CAMHs,7 months great IP, home March 14..... more useless CAMHs.now an adult & no MH services are involved. I reached the end of my tether, tied a knot in it and am hanging on. ED/Bulimia treatmentis in the dark ages in West Sussex.
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BJUK
No, indeed we won't be, Nelly!
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ooKoo
I am going to have to watch it, I guess....x
UK - South East

19 yo D

Dx AN Feb 2015 (Aged 15). Pre-existing low self-esteen and high anxiety. 

2015: 3 x medical hospital admissions. 1 month in IP which she self discharged from [eek].
2016: 3 x hospital admissions. 
2017: CAMHS CBT. WR, dropped out of 2 different colleges and started an apprenticeship.  Started having grand mal seizures and was diagnosed with epilepsy in Nov 2017. Sacked from job because of this.  Tribunal ensued.
2018 - doing a Psychology degree through Open University and working in retail to pay her way in life. Relapses with eating disorder in June 18 and Nov 18 😢. 

On particularly rough days when I am sure I can't possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100% and that's pretty good. [Author Unknown]
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Bottle
Thanks Nelly_uk. Inside Out is usually regional and has wildly different articles in each show depending on the region of BBC you get. I don't know if there are some that are national but I don't think so. Could you let us know which region is featuring this article and we can tune the freesat to the right one. Hopefully I'm wrong and it'll be on all of them!
Bottle
D2 RAN as part of Pervasive Refusal Syndrome with a history of not walking for a year and being non verbal for a short while too. Considered to be Aspergers by everyone that has worked with her and by us but still awaiting a diagnosis that'll help us access support services she needs.
D1 recovered RAN and D3 doing pretty well considering the mayhem around here!
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Trytrytry
My guess is there is nothing bad per se in the transitioning, it is that there are no/useless services for everyone regardless of whether you happen to be transitioning as an adolescent or entering for the first time as an adult.
I want a realistic dr and team, not someone who says what I want to hear and not a 'touchy feely nice' dr that doesn't have success.
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Bottle
Ok-just got up and seen it advertised on BBC London. 950 on freesat not sure about others!
Bottle
D2 RAN as part of Pervasive Refusal Syndrome with a history of not walking for a year and being non verbal for a short while too. Considered to be Aspergers by everyone that has worked with her and by us but still awaiting a diagnosis that'll help us access support services she needs.
D1 recovered RAN and D3 doing pretty well considering the mayhem around here!
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catbells
Hoping it's shown nationally. BBC are marking this week as a mental health awareness week with lots of programmes dedicated to it apparently. Just listening to Nicky Campbell on 5Live doing a phone in with Ruby Wax. A 24 year old phoned in to talk about how awful the treatment is for AN. She has suffered it for 10 years and her experience of adult services is basically "go home and have something to eat". She has no support. Hopefully some air time will be given to ED at some point?? Here's hoping...I just wish people could understand this illness especially the medical profession.
Mum to 17y/o D living in England. RAN since Sept 2015. Refed at home but after getting within 3kg of WR D relapsed July 2016. hospital twice and then IP  Sept 2016 - Jan 2018. Now continuing the battle at home...
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BattyMatty_UK
Sigh... "Go home and just eat"...

It's great that there is a week dedicated to this topic, but for the other 51 weeks of the year it gets forgotten about again - unless someone high up or in the media has been through this experience themselves...
Bev Mattocks, mother of 24-year old male DX with RAN 2009, now recovered. Joined this forum in 2010 - it was a lifesaver.
 
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BattyMatty_UK
We were on BBC's Inside Out a couple of years ago - the Yorkshire version (names are different):
Bev Mattocks, mother of 24-year old male DX with RAN 2009, now recovered. Joined this forum in 2010 - it was a lifesaver.
 
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