Since my much needed inpatient stay is being delayed due to lack of beds , the CAT team have done a referral to go to APARC (a step-up/step-down facility) since I'm not coping or overly safe at home on my own & they think no longer able to be treated in the community. It is unlikely I will be able to go there before an inpatient stay due to their rules on self harm but I can't go on anymore & don't want to have to wait in ED for an available bed anywhere in the state.
Has anyone had a stay at these centres? What was involved in the assessment - they are trying to organise an urgent assessment for Monday? Was it useful
All I have been told is that I will have to come up with some goals (apparently to be dead doesn't count) & ways that I will manage the self-harm tendencies & I'm feeling completely incapable of coming up with anything.