Case Study 4
Michael is lives in supported accommodation
and has renal failure and a long history of psychiatric illness. He is
38-years-old. He attends dialysis three times a week and has poor eyesight as
well as being a clinically obese type two diabetic.
His physical ailments exacerbate his mental
health problems and he occasionally suffers from lengthy panic attacks. Aside
from a history of paranoid schizophrenia, Michael feels anxious about leaving
his house and subsequently has a diminished social life, beyond contact with
his mother and sister with whom he is very close.
Nonetheless, Michael’s confidence is
gradually returning, as is his independence. The Southwark
Wellbeing Hub might offer Michael a range of additional options in terms of
managing his ongoing illnesses, and reconnecting him socially. The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
is always on-hand if he needs to talk to somebody.
If Michael wants to be fully independent,
what other services or community activities and/or organisations in Southwark might
help him achieve his goals?