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My daughter has been let down by the current trust services in relation to access to suitable and available rehabilitation she was first brought to camhs at the age of 12 for self harm was medicated and never diagnosed she has spent the past 6 years battling with addiction and mental ill health Lauren was engaged with community addiction team and followed everything asked of her to get on the methadone program with the help of Nichola mallon was given access to a medical detox in Holywell hospital last September 17 however once the drugs were removed they cudnt manage her behaviour and asked her to leave after only a few days. Every option available on the trust is based on an outdated adult model of care and the expectations from those suffering addiction is unrealistic some of these children are nowhere near adulthood although adult in age. How can thy expect them to behave like adults if they are living in chaos? Lauren suffered a period of pyschosis not long after she was asked to leave Holywell when she thought the government was poisoning her through the methadone and was admitted to the mater for a few days following this she again had the same thoughts didn't collect her methadone for a few days and was taken off the programme. Just before Christmas last year she had a major overdose on heroin in Belfast City centre and was placed in intensive care. A year on and she is still no closer to any suitable support or help to deal with her addiction or mental health. Recently she has been missing for weeks on end and in extremely risky situations. She finally came back to the family on Friday 9th November and asked for rehab. Here is the window of opportunity that so many others like her have but are failed by the system because when they reach out and ask for the help its just not there. Her family will do anything to help her and keep her alive because the reality is if she's not given a chance to recover she will die. She has been given a place in smaremore Castle private rehab and admission is on Monday  Her grandparents are paying the majority of the fees but we need help to ensure she gets the time she needs there they are asking for just under 3500 euros per week and we are asking for your help to give our daughter, granddaughter, sister,niece and cousin a chance at recovery and survival. We know its a big ask but we are not prepared to loose her and let her become another statistic of how our health care system and government have failed her and many others like her. We love her and she is so precious to us we appreciate any help you can give. Laurens family x
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Hi everyone we have some fantastic news! But first we want to thank each and everyone of you all for not only donating to help get Lauren the care and help she so desperately needs but for thinking of her and us and supporting us there really are no words to describe how much it means to us. We received a call from the clinic to advise us that the owners of the place came across laurens story in the paper and have offered to pay the remaining balance to ensure that she can complete the programme. I was speechless and so overwhelmed once again about the generosity of strangers! So this means that we will now stop accepting donations to this go fund me campaign. Lauren will not be home for Christmas as she is determined to see this through it will be my first Christmas in 19years where i hvnt been with her but what is one compared to the many more we can now look forward to! We would like to wish all of your families and loved ones a very Happy Christmas and thanks again from the bottom of our hearts for your kindness and empathy. Laurens family xx
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Hi everyone its laurens mummy here just to give you all an update myself and her little sister got to see her on Sunday she looked the best iv seen her in years and was very positive about her recovery i had to tell her about our beloved marley, her dog, so the rest of the visit was very emotional for us all. Her little sister can't understand why she can't be with us for Xmas because according to her Lauren is better now. The past few days have been tough having to leave Lauren there on Sunday in absolute bits over her dog and trying to pretend im coping ok takes it toll! Thanks to Paul McCusker for helping to manage her campaign and to all of you who have donated so far ur support is very much appreciated xx
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Hi everyone just a quick update on Lauren my parents got to see her on Sunday and she is doing really well and still engaged in the recovery programme unfortunately her dog, my big son took very sick this past week and i had to make the decision to let him go to sleep last night. Lauren doesn't know as yet as i was too emotional yesterday. Our marley protected her in the early days and he was loved so very much Lauren has given permission for the sdlp to do a press release to try and raise the remainder of the money for her to complete her treatment in smaremore so hopefully this will be out in the next day or two. Thank u to everyone who has donated so far we really really appreciate it. Xx
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Hi everyone just a quick update Lauren is doing really well and taking to the recovery programme she is determined to keep moving forward and is making progress we will have our first visit with her this Sunday which we are all really excited about especially her younger sister. We have been lucky enough to secure money for her to pay for week 3 which starts this Monday with huge thanks to my employer but we still need to raise £1714.86 before Friday 7th December to make the payment for week 4.we are overwhelmed by the support received already thank u all so much. Can you please keep sharing our campaign. Laurens family x
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