• Welcome! It’s great to see you.

    If you'd like to talk with people who know what it's like

    Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life.

How long are mental health act assessments usually

D

danceingqueen65

New member
Joined
Jan 16, 2021
Messages
3
Location
Uk
Ten minutes?
 
NWiddi

NWiddi

Well-known member
Forum Safety Team
Joined
May 6, 2017
Messages
6,610
Location
Sheffield
10-15 minutes at the most before they threatened me with being sectioned if I didn't volunteer to go on the ward.

Whilst on the ward I saw a doctor for about 10 minutes every Monday, I was in for a total of two Mondays (9 days).

I was given a diagnosis of psychosis but never any meds, that was the first time I had an episode, when I had the second episode months later I went back to A&E to practically demand meds. It took around two months to get them.
 
S

sadgirl

Well-known member
Joined
May 25, 2012
Messages
2,092
Location
in my own private hell
Depends on the person who is doing it can be anything from 30 minutes to an hour like I say it depends on the person who is doing it
 
Cabra

Cabra

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 18, 2020
Messages
47
Location
UK
Mine was literally just, this psychiatrist thinks you are ill so I will join in and threaten you too, you must lack insight. The truth was I was miadiagnosed and never had psychosis my entire life, they came to my house because I didn't want to take medication. Nasty bullies with no conscience.
 
Cabra

Cabra

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 18, 2020
Messages
47
Location
UK
I will add I was never asessed by this psychiatrist either, apparently my cpn "thought" I heard voices.
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
M Mental illness + long distance = difficult Mental Health Experiences 1
C Why do i find it hard letting go of certain people even after a long time Mental Health Experiences 2
T been having day long panic attacks Mental Health Experiences 5
L How long can someone suppress memories of trauma? Mental Health Experiences 2
T Been a long time Mental Health Experiences 1
LizBo Decision-making fear: a long term effect of trauma and abuse Mental Health Experiences 20
K Long; harassed but no solid evidence. Panic attacks. Mental Health Experiences 21
UnstableSolace Why do people ignore sufferers as long as they don't verbally express it? Mental Health Experiences 11
Poemwrit3r My young isolation revelation. Long, but positive read, despite warning. Mental Health Experiences 3
U Long suicide grief vent or something Mental Health Experiences 9
I Needed to vent my (Long) situation Mental Health Experiences 6
N Should I Take A Long Break From The Form? Mental Health Experiences 14
Topcat Family - bad relationships - need advice (bit long sorry) Mental Health Experiences 5
L Mental Health is tricky, but very serious... Mental Health Experiences 1
Amelia2020 Mental illness where moods shift: anger, sadness, etc. Mental Health Experiences 2
C Unknown Mental Illness Mental Health Experiences 2
S Dealing with worsening mental health Mental Health Experiences 3
M Mental health in the family Mental Health Experiences 1
S What it's like when everyone in the house has mental problems Mental Health Experiences 4
T Mental Health Days Mental Health Experiences 5
L Trigger!! Partner blaming me for him being offf work due to my mental health!! Mental Health Experiences 13
H Is it possible for a person unable to work due to mental health to eventually have a successful life and career? Mental Health Experiences 3
jacquelinx Mental hospital vent Mental Health Experiences 4
L mental health assessment Mental Health Experiences 2
I A mix of mental issues being 22 Mental Health Experiences 1
O Weird habits associated with mental illness? Mental Health Experiences 9
Marrex My Mental Health Experiences Mental Health Experiences 1
T Mental health services are disappointing us Mental Health Experiences 13
anex Grad school and mental health Mental Health Experiences 2
Number 1 G Mental Health Psychiatrists & Home Care Or Other Area's Should Be Sued! Mental Health Experiences 1
S Seeing Duke In Mental Health With No Cure Mental Health Experiences 3
dovah1024 Combating work overload and mental health... Mental Health Experiences 13
Ineedhelp2921 Dealing with mental illness Mental Health Experiences 1
T I think my mental health is making me physically sick. is that possible? Mental Health Experiences 2
S Is it gaslighting, or am I just more mental than I thought? Mental Health Experiences 19
A_Wilted_Daisy Eating, sleeping, and mental health Mental Health Experiences 2
T Are sleep problems related to mental problems Mental Health Experiences 2
T I feel depressed. My mental problems are stopping me from living Mental Health Experiences 1
R Are more people with mental illness single and poor? Mental Health Experiences 40
D Mental health scares people. Mental Health Experiences 23
A Work and mental health Mental Health Experiences 4
Soladwor The more I live, the more I realize that not many strangers want to help me get out of this mental rut. Mental Health Experiences 1
P Mental illness and work Mental Health Experiences 14
mysteryloris Mental health professionals Mental Health Experiences 12
B What's the Best advice you have been given (mental health related) Mental Health Experiences 10
jajingna Do most people have mental health problems? Mental Health Experiences 13
A Mental Health state of International Students in Australia Mental Health Experiences 1
A partnership - mental harm service <- not my belief its my experience Mental Health Experiences 1
L What I've learned about my mental health Mental Health Experiences 7
Storm in a Teacup Have you picked up any valuable life lessons through having a mental illness? Mental Health Experiences 23

Similar threads

Top