"I would be lost without my daycare"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health (inpatient)

(as a service user),

I started using vallium and other tranquilisers early in my life, then alcohol and I was in and out of mapperley hospital, they got me together many times and I am grateful for all the treatment I received.

I constantly self medicated and couldn’t really understand the way I was. Over recent years I have been going to daycare and for 10 years I have been a volunteer at mapperly hospital. I also go to mental health daycare at SPAN which has now moved and is called FOCUS at aspley training and community centre, I am 56 would definitely be lost without my daycare.

Gp’s ask do you need a psychiatrist and that’s it, I feel a lot better having contact in my IT group

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your story. You have clearly benefiitted from your volunteering activities and the new Focus I.T. group.

We appreciate your feedback.