A Community Mental Health Nurse says, “Every week at work becomes more unbearable. Caseloads are unmanageably high, with constant pressure to take more cases, referred on a daily basis. Cases where the service user has not been seen or contacted for many months are almost always in crisis. With the service user having no professional input for many months, the family or carers have been left to pick up the pieces. I have seen several people recently that, had they been seen regularly, would not have reached crisis point. Their needs are severe, they need intensive, sustained input for a number of weeks or months, in order to recover, which is just not available with current resources. Staff morale, I feel, is at an all-time low, with no prospect of it getting better.”

Source: http://figr.es/s425