"Thanks to April House I'm free and happy"

About: April House

(as the patient),

Since the age of 13 I have suffered on and off with Bulimia to various degrees. After my husband leaving me two years ago for a younger woman I slipped straight back into binge eating and purging cycle as I thought he left me because I was fat.

I have two beautiful sons who are my life, and what I was doing to myself started to really frighten me. I felt in a place to stop this and I went to my GP who referred me to April House. I had over a years therapy and have finally cracked it. Little by Little I was given homework and food logs to fill out and I completed every piece given to me as I was so determined to make a difference. All along the way I was given total encouragement by the therapists at April House.

I was discharged recently and I feel totally confident that I will never purge again. That's just not me, and I'm never going back to that. I wanted to share this with you in the hope that I can inspire others to do the same. The help is there and the staff will get you through it but you have to give 100% yourself too, which you can. We are all fighters we just have to believe in ourselves.

I'm finally free, happy, confident and, for once in my life, have a healthy self esteem and self worth. I hope you feel inspired reading this and can win the battle like I have and enjoy the rest of this beautiful life we are so blessed with.

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Response from Jane Tibble, Complaints and PALS Officer, Complaints and PALS, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Noodledoodle

Thank you for taking the time to post your lovely comments and share your experience at April House. I have passed your comments onto the manager concerned to share with the staff at April House, who will be very pleased to hear that you are happy.

Kind regards

Complaints and PALS

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