"Teenager in an adult acute mental health ward."
About: Crosshouse Hospital / General Psychiatry Crosshouse Hospital General Psychiatry KA2 0BE
Posted by happiernow (as ),
I was in the adult ward for 5 weeks. They were extremely understanding and supportive, especially as children were not they're specialty. I had to be watched at all times as it is the law but the staff didn't make me feel too
My mum keeps in touch with one of the nursing assistants who I particularly became fond of, as she encouraged me to share my thoughts and feelings and made me feel comfortable in such an intimidating place.
My only negative I could give in the entire experience was that I did not belong in an adult ward, and it took 5 weeks to be transferred to an adolescent unit. This is simply the fault of a lack of mental health adolescent beds, and considering there was someone else in the ward with me, my age, at the same time, really highlights how bad it can get.