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  1. O

    Major breakdown- in hospital

    Hi all, have not been on for a while. I am in hospital where I have been for the past two and a half weeks after taking a hefty overdose. I don’t regret what I did, only the fact I am still here. It was my wish to just fall asleep and not wake up. I’m not under a section as I came in voluntarily...
  2. W

    Difference between being informal and sectioned inpatient

    hi guys I was just wondering the difference between being an informal and sectioned inpatient? I have been an informal inpatient before but now I'm being sectioned. Is there any difference in the way you are treated? Thanks :)
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    Informal patient now - can I ask to see my notes?

    I'm currently staying informal (by a string) at a mh unit and I've opened up to a few staff as struggle but there are very few decent staff on the ward so off loading to the same 3 poor staff. I have epilepsy also and I told a member of staff the other day I had a aura (warning) that's a seizure...
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    Newby currently in informal getting assessed

    Hi everyone, I'm currently in as an informal patient in Yorkshire. I was told to go voluntary or get sectioned so wasn't happy at first. A week later I'm coming round to opening up but find it hard. I've also got epilepsy which makes things impossible and hard. I've been out on...
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    The Lothians

    East Lothian Recovery Group Psychological Therapies Herdmanflat Hospital Haddington EH41 3BU 0131 536 8518 The recovery group aims to: Provide an opportunity to discuss the challenges you face and what they mean to you personally Encourage you to focus on possibilities and help you to look...
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    Informal admission

    Ok so I may have to go in to hospital as an informal patient - what should I expect on my first day and what does a typical day look like? Is it really frightening, is there internet etc so that I can keep in touch with the real world or are you completely blocked off?
  7. J

    Am I Going to Hospital Informally? - Terrified Please Help

    I am in Bed day and night not functioning etc. Told Gp who has spoken to Care Co as he thinks I need admission. CC is having a meeting apparently with Consultant tomorrow. Do I really have a choice - they will realise I am quite Unwell. Do they take seriously what a good GP says. CMHT were...
  8. M

    staying as an informal patient

    Hi yesterday i was assessed to see whether my setion 2 should be made a section 3 and the good news it was not even though i was totally honest with them about how i was feeling that i still wanted to end my life and that i was thinking about ways of how to do it. I contacted my daughter and...
  9. messymoo

    Informal Interview

    This will probably seem stupid to write this post. I have been out of any kind of work a long time so feel a bit uncertain. I have an informal interview for a vol admin job. I am worried about what to wear do I need to go smart or casual? I was thinking of wearing black trousers top and my...
  10. Fluffymum

    Informal so why won't they let me go

    I asked to leave and they said "you have to see a doctor first"
  11. M

    looking for advice

    :thumbdown:I there i am just totally f***k o** yesterday my care co coordinator came and met the psychiatrist i am under here, apparently he is going to request all my old noed to see exactly what treatments and medication i have had,he wants to too start from scratch!!!. I guess it is a good...
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    Scottish Borders

    Scottish Borders New Horizons Borders Unit 10b Galabank Business Park Wilderhaugh Galashiels Selkirkshire TD1 1PR 01896 755510 [email protected] "We empower each other through self-help, mutual support and, at the same time, raise public awareness by challenging public and professional...
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    Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland LAMPdirect | Mental Health in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 65 Regent Road Leicester LE1 6YF Tel: 0116 255 6286 Fax: 0116 247 1073 E-mail: [email protected] LAMP is an independent voluntary organisation working to promote good mental health...
  15. Girl Interrupted

    Being FORCED into a Formal Psychological Assessment

    Can anyone please tell me if their CMH Services have a policy where they HAVE to have a Formal Psychological Assessment? Is it not possible to have an informal meeting rather than a formal assessment, especially if one has had a specialist independent psychiatric assessment only 6mths...
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    Saw my gp this morning.told her how unwell I feel. Basically I have had enough.She said she will try and help me. Maybe hospital or home treatment team.I think you have to be sectioned for hospital.I have been in hospital before as an informal patient.Three times.To be honest I dont think the...
  17. Bikerbabe

    Locked Units

    Does anyone know the regulations on locking whole units (not individual wards) and Trusts can legally do this. Isn't it a deprevation of liberty for informal patients?