"Newberry Admition"

I stayed at Newberry Centre for 6 months, admitted november 2013, discharged May 2014 and it's changed my life.

When I first arrived I was that distressed, anxious and depressed to realise how ill I really was. I didn't want to accept the fact that Newberry was the best place for me. It's terrifying being dropped of at a ward full of people who you don't know. However straight away the staff made me feel at home. I remember at Christmas time I was very depressed, wouldn't get out of bed. By 11.00 a staff nurse came in and said that were going to do some crafts, for that whole day we sat and made christmas crafts and watched christmas films. Through my admittion I became more and more myself again. With the help of the patients and staff. I still have freinds now who i speak to and see 2 years on.

Even though now, I still cant hold down a job/education, I get out daily, I can go shopping by myself and I've even sorted out a 'freindship group' for those with mental health problems.

Thank you newberry, you were brilliant!

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Response from West Lane Hospital

Thank you for your very kind comments, and taking the time to share your positive experience. The team at the Newberry Centre and the trust are committed to providing high quality care to the young people and their families. We are very pleased to hear that you had a good experience and that staff were able to support and help you towards your recovery and made you think more positively and believe in yourself. We want to take this opportunity to wish you well and hope that your recovery will continue and that in time you will be able to think about your future education and career.

Good luck in the future.

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