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Closed 29/12/2017

191%
£1,340
raised of £700 target by 76 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,340 to pay for urgent psychiatric help for Andrea. The NHS has repeatedly failed her and we help now for her own safety

    Blackpool
    Funded on Friday, 29th December 2017

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    Story

    Andrea suffered a significant family bereavement in August which has triggered her longstanding mental health problems. Andrea tried to get help almost immediately knowing that left alone this would spiral out of control. After repeatedly being turned away by 3 GP's, the first said Andrea had too many problems to help her scribbling a MH helpline no. on a post it note. Second had too little experience of MH and referred her to MH services and finally the third. He asked Andrea when would she understand she is not important enough to be seen by MH services yet but Andrea should know its all in her head so not that bad and put a smile on her face. Prescribed Diazepam and told her to take a hot bath. Self referred counselling, mental health nurses, single point of access, the crisis team all said no. Finally desperate A&E. After 10 hours they listened for 15 mins and told Andrea as she hadnt tried to kill herself, they couldnt help. NOTHING. Only a leaflet for a MH helpline. Andrea is suffering. She cannot leave the house. Cannot sleep without nightmares. Cannot eat properly losing large amounts of weight. So distressed. Paranoia,sared for her life. We've been told real risk of spiralling into psychosis if not treated soon. Urgent is February but that will be too late. Private locally is 2 weeks with no help/support. Andrea campaigns constantly and is a champion for a well know MH charity, speaks on local and national radio and even has her own website itsokaytotalkblog.com. Now Andrea's life is at risk, the NHS has repeatedly failed her and we now have no choice but to pay for care 2 hours away from our home at £350 a session. If we can raise enough for 2 sessions its a start. I dont want to lose my child and theres a very high risk of this happening. I don't know what else to do. Suicide should not be the benchmark for help.

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    • Tina Sweeney3 years ago
      Tina Sweeney

      Tina Sweeney

      3 years ago

      So we've come to the end of our fundraising and are truly amazed by your kindness and generality. We originally set out to try and raise enough money to enable Andrea to get an urgent private appointment and a follow up appointment, instead you've not just provided Andrea with the funds to attend more appointments but you've given hope and support. So thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you are all amazing xxxxx

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    • Tina Sweeney4 years ago
      Tina Sweeney

      Tina Sweeney

      4 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Amazing! We're completely overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity and are now receiving treatment at The Priory, Cheshire. Thank you all so so much xxx

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    • Tina Sweeney4 years ago
      Tina Sweeney

      Tina Sweeney

      4 years ago

      Thank you thank you thank you. We are completely overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity. Andrea was able to attend her first private psychiatry appointment this morning. For the first time we have encountered empathy and compassion and more importantly fresh diagnosis, treatment and hope for recovery. This couldn't be done without all of you so thank you xx

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    4 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 12/29/2017 17.42

    Supporters

    76

    • Ann Wilding

      Ann Wilding

      Dec 8, 2017

      With love.

      £10.00

    • Stephen Sherrington

      Stephen Sherrington

      Dec 5, 2017

      Can’t wait to see Andrea shine again, stay strong together, loads of love 💖⭐️😘

      £30.00

    • Amelia Ankers

      Amelia Ankers

      Dec 3, 2017

      ❤️❤️

      £10.00

    • Barry Charleton

      Barry Charleton

      Dec 1, 2017

      All the best Andrea - wishing you well.

      £30.00

    • Angela Jones

      Angela Jones

      Dec 1, 2017

      I have battled with severe depression for several years now and was originally put on a 18 month waiting list despite trying to end things.My heart and love go out to you Andrea xxx

      £20.00

    • Daz Matthews

      Daz Matthews

      Dec 1, 2017

      Andrea you are a beautiful person inside and out and you are doing amazing with all that you do. Stay strong. X

      £20.00

    • Nicoletta Wylde

      Nicoletta Wylde

      Dec 1, 2017

      I have been bounced around doctors when I needed help the most myself - I hope this helps toward your daughters continuing care. Sending strength.

      £10.00

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    Tina Sweeney

    Tina Sweeney

    Blackpool

    My name is Tina, I'm Andrea's Mum. It has taken a lot to do this but Andrea needs urgent help and I feel.i have no choice. Anything you can donate would be very much appreciated and if we are lucky enough not to use any, every penny left will be donated to Mind

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