"My Advocacy and Mental Health Care"
About: Citizens Advice Sheffield Citizens Advice Sheffield Sheffield S1 4FW Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust Sheffield S10 3TH
Posted by phoenixrw95 (as ),
I was in hospital on a mental health section when I saw the advocacy leaflet and gave it to my mum for her to contact. Before I got in touch with them I was really distressed and couldn’t see a way forward. The advocate who came was really nice, polite and helpful. Things started to move quickly and I felt much more positive. Importantly she gave me hope and helped me with all the processes.
I stayed in both the Longley and Michael Carlisle Centres. Neither place made me feel better and neither place was good for me. The process of dealing with the patients did not feel right and I and others felt trapped there. The staff did not seem to know about my bi polar disorder and didn’t seem aware of how my medication was affecting me. There was not much to do and I spend time pacing up and down which did not help with my condition.
I was restrained wrongly and ended up with massive bruises. Also I was locked away for 3 hours which was too long and past the right time.
There were 3 members of staff who were really nice and tried to help, One came over from the Longley to the Michael Carlisle Centre which I appreciated. I am glad to give this feedback because I did want to make staff aware of how I felt.
I really liked the food when I was in.