"Seacole Ward helped me celebrate my success!"

About: Forensic mental health / Low secure services

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

Staff on Seacole Ward are generally good I would like to commend Chris Mooney in particular as activity co-ordinator. He really puts in a lot of effort, time, and hard work. He gets a lot of job satisfaction and I think that's a good quality in a staff member.

I did my degree in psychology and philosophy as an inpatient. It took 6 years with no internet access. I passed with honours. As I was in hospital I could not go to the graduation but there was a ceremony at The Wells Road. I was allowed to invite friends and the Dean from the Open University was present with his robe and his sash! They really did make my day quite special. I would like to say that there was an article about this in the Trust Positive magazine

I have been in the healthcare system for around 10 years. I would like to do a diploma in criminology but don't know how to find the money to do this.

I would like to use the laptop the Open University gave me. Can this be arranged?

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Response from Helen Lloyd, Ward Manager, Seacole Ward The Wells Road, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

This is great feedback to receive about our nursing and shows how much you value their work and the support. I think it is really nice to hear about your graduation ceremony and that we were able to achieve that here for you at the Wells Road Centre, and really well done to you for all the hard work that you had put in to obtain your degree.

In relation to continuing with your studies staff will continue to support you in any further studies that you wish to undertake.

Yes it is possible for you to use your laptop please come and discuss this with me where I will be able to talk to you about the procedural and security requirements involved.

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