adhd, -ve 

Yeah so Victoria's system for ADHD stuff is completely fucked.

adhd, -ve 

9-12 months ago my GP emailed me a list of doctors to try calling and see if they're available? suitable? I dunno, and they'd give me a referral. I finally manage to find the spoons to actually do it and I make a bunch of phonecalls that go nowhere.

adhd, -ve 

Finally get through to a human reception person at one clinic, and they're not taking on new patients (of course they aren't) and basically can't help at all.

adhd, -ve 

Another place has a 2 week wait to even start processing referrals, you may not get in, and then it's a 6+ month wait to even see someone.

adhd, -ve 

The whole system is pretty well designed to be really hard to navigate if you actually have ADHD so imagine how long the wait would be if everyone who needed it could figure this out in less than a year?

adhd, -ve 

@daedalus I last took a run at this in 2014 and have been working myself up to giving it another go ever since.

Follow

adhd, -ve 

@mike it suuuuuuuucks

· · Web · 1 · 0 · 1

adhd, -ve 

@daedalus I found a really nice GP in the last couple of years who actually said she'd help me navigate the system but the last time I got my shit together enough to try dealing, she'd gone on maternity leave and her replacement is awful and barely even sympathetic to my high blood pressure.

Periodically checking their site to see if she's back on deck again.

adhd, -ve 

@mike Boo to that. I've been lucky with a couple of GPs that are generally nice and good (my preferred one moved practice and is harder to get to and I miss her, but the dude I see now is also nice) but the whole mental health setup is just really fucked.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
eigenmagic.net

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!