"My experience of being sectioned"
About: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Cambridge CB2 0QQ Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust / Inpatient mental health care Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust Inpatient mental health care CB21 5EF
Posted by Hiker372 (as ),
I was in Adrian House, a psychiatric ward for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Trust. I was admitted from A&E at Addenbrookes as I felt like choking. I complained to them and got an apology. They got my next of kin wrong which was my son and seemed to think my friend knew best. I wasn’t being listened to and wasn’t well and this made me worse.
I was then put on section 2 and appealed as I was worried about leaving my house and my son. The tribunal said I was suffering from neglect. I have limited money as I’m a student. They should try living in my shoes and see what it’s like. They also said I didn’t swallow my tablets. Their main accusation was that I was suffering from neglect which I don’t accept.
I was away from home for several months and they wouldn’t even let me go to church.
I also put in a complaint to PALs about a member of staff.
The whole experience was very upsetting.