"There is a light at the end of the tunnel "

About: Arnold Lodge Regional Secure Unit

(as the patient),

To all the people out there, all my life I’ve been a very angry man as I hated the world because of what it dealt me as a child.

I could not solve a problem without been angry or sarcasm I look at the negative side of things, I have been at Arnold Lodge for a year or so now and it has gave me a lot of self esteem in my self and they have given me the skills to learn how to deal with a problem in a positive way.

By putting loads of options down and if one don’t work then try the other option. But this don’t come easy you have to be honest with your nursing team and your RC (responsible clinician) and you have to put loads of hard work in, but you have the support from all the nurses and your RC too.

It is worth all the hard work, my life at Arnold Lodge is on the up now and I’m moving on to better things. I still need to work on some things as I’ve got thirty eight years of behaviour to change but it can be done with the right help and support and you must remember that there are people out there who do care about you and they want the best for you and there is a light at the end of the tunnel but just take one day at a time and you will be fine.

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Response from Jane Danforth, Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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Thank you for your posting. It was really good to read your story of how Arnold Lodge has helped to turn your life around.

It is clear that you have worked hard to achieve this change and you are obviously benefitting from this.

I hope that anyone in a similar situation will be inspired by reading about your experience and feel that there is hope for the future.I will ensure that this posting is passed on to the team at Arnold Lodge.

Best Wishes

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