What is a Crisis plan?
So, here we are, we have one week to go. Sometimes in spite of planning to stay on top of life stresses, we can and do go into crisis mode. But all is not lost. This part of WRAP -is how to re-gain control when you can’t look after yourself. The link to look at what we have covered in previous weeks and how to create your own wrap is here.
10 weeks of finding out what makes you tick, what you like and what you hate, what to do more of and who and what to avoid. You have found out so much about you, it makes sense that you should write your own crisis plan.
What is a crisis plan?
Simply put, it is a 9 step plan you create to put in a detailed plan of what you want other people to know about and what you want people who sign this agreement to follow. I will suggest you do this plan when you are well.
This is not something you should hurry. I have created a powerpoint crisis plan. you can do your plan however you wish. In the UK. the NHS is turning away from Care plan approach and to incorporate a service user-led plan such as WRAP. You know yourself better than anyone and therefore you know what how you want to be treated and what you want to do if you ever slip into crisis mode. Obviously, this is tailor-made for you. Each plan will be unique.
The 9 parts of the crisis plan are:
- What you are like when you are well
- Indicators that other people need to take over
- Who takes over and who doesn’t
- Information on your health-care contact and medication
- Acceptable and unacceptable treatments
- Home/community care/respite plan
- Acceptable and unacceptable hospital facilities
- Things others can do that would help
- Things others do that don’t help
- A list of chores and tasks for others
- Indicators the the plan is no longer needed
- Signatures from ‘key people’
I’ve put in a lot of thought and effort into my crisis plan as I want it to work. This is the final product of three months of digging deep. It is my plan to stay well and I am serious and committed to it it.
I decided to personalize mine. I have created my crisis plan with power point because I can print out however many copies I need to. There are probably more things I will add to the plan as time goes on.
It is rather a long clip – 13 minutes.. Apologies for all my waffling.
THAT IS IT.
Be empowered. Your choices are your voice. There is nothing more empowering than your voice to be heard and for your choices/wishes to have listened and implemented
Posted on Dec 12, 2015, in MENTAL HEALTH BLOG, MY WORLD and tagged Emotions, Family matters, Life, Living with Mental illness, mental health support, Mental Wellbeing, Perseverence, self care, Self help. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.