Oh my word….don’t even talk to me right now!!!!


Letter dated 1 Oct from SSAFA who are apparently working in partnership with Royal Air Force Community Support: “Dear Michelle, further to my visit with you I have tried to contact you several times and have not received a reply. Therefore I am assuming that you no longer require support from SSAFA and I am intending to close your case within the next 14 days unless I hear from you otherwise”….

Really….REALLY!!!!! Absolutely gobsmacked and angered by this letter which proves the lack of support out there for ‘us’!

I received a visit from SSAFA on 11 Aug and received a copy of the recommendation report. Within the report amongst other findings it stated I was and needed to be driven to my appointments due to my inability to do so. SSAFA also stated they would look into the possibility of a ‘Therapeutic Placement’ which I have yet to hear about. The report originator, my support network, stated as a recommendation ‘SSAFA will continue to support on a regular basis’.

I heard absolutely nothing via telephone, email or otherwise from my social worker since this visit until I emailed her for help on 24 Sep (Before this letter was raised)!! I emailed her asking for help with my travel problems. As per 2 previous posts regarding transport problems for my counselling sessions. I received an email back from her stating she was off for a week but would ask a colleague to look into it. If she had been trying to contact me then she could have mentioned it then but there was nothing. Back to the transport issue, the colleague referred me back to the medical centre so I was back at square one!!! A 5 hr single trip train journey was recommended so I was no better off. That is where my SSAFA support lay until this letter was received!!!!

Oh how I feel loved and supported, and VERY angry!!!!!!

About mitsanuk

I left the RAF in 2015 following 20 years as a frontline paramedic. It has been an amazing career but then found myself suffering because of this. My blog exists as an outlet for me as well as a place for others to read and try to understand the mind of someone with PTSD. Please feel free to make comment on any post and lets raise some discussions on how we can help to end the stigma which surrounds mental illness. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Please follow and share in the hope my experience will help others.
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