"Admission into mental health unit"

About: Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

(as the patient),

I had a very similar experience was put into hospital after overdosing on medication and left even worse than when I first entered.

The medicine I was forced to take did not help me at all and turned me into the living dead. I have learnt to take care when approaching the mental health services as it leads to more trouble than its worth half the time!

I now have CBT therapy and take medicine for severe OCD but my breakdown still torments me and fear it always will. I put my faith in my family and the future now.

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Response from Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Sonnyd

Thank you for taking the time to share your story via the Patient Opinion website.

We are very sorry your experience with our Trust didn’t help at a time when you really needed it. We take the views of our service users, their carers and families very seriously and we’d be grateful if you could contact us so we can establish which of our services you were seen by and work with you to improve care.

Please contact the Customer Care Team who will take further details from you and ensure your story is shared with the relevant staff. The Freephone number is 0800 587 4793, or you could email customercare@gmw.nhs.uk.

Alternatively, you can write to us at: Customer Care Team Manager, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Trust HQ, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL.

We hope you get in touch.