Supporting someone with a mental illness - Appendix: Emergency
EXAMPLE OF A BASIC EMERGENCY PLAN
This plan is designed to provide your carers, friends and relatives with ideas about how to make a crisis plan. This could provide you with the support you need, if you are in danger of going into crisis.
|What could happen
||What to do
||Who to contact
|X shows signs of self-harm
Call Care Coordinator - day
Call crisis team number - night
Miss T care coordinator (phone number)
Mr. S at the crisis team (phone number)
|X tries to overdose
Emergency services 999
|X appears angry at me
||Try to calm them down
Get to safe place if violent
|My sister, P, on (phone number)
Signs of relapse:
More delusional, is having episodes of uncontrolled anger, thinks that people are out to get him, is confused when talking, seems very quiet, doesn’t speak very much, isn’t sleeping much – stays up writing letters, is not taking all of their medication.
What to do when there are signs of relapse:
Tell the doctor my concerns, ask X if he thinks that he should see a doctor, tell my family my concerns, ring crisis team or 999 in emergency.
May try to seriously self-harm or overdose, X starts going out by himself at night.
Details of current medication to give to staff:
Olanzapine 2006-2008, Risperidone 2008-2010, Clozapine from 2010.
X’s crisis team – worker’s name is Mr S – (phone number)
Emergency services – 999
X’s GP surgery – GP’s name is Mrs L – (phone number)
X’s CMHT – Care coordinator is Miss T – (phone number)
People I can speak to if I need to:
Religious Leader Friends Relatives My doctor
Local Support Group Helpline numbers and Samaritans
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