"My experience in mental health services"

About: Wathwood Hospital

(as a volunteer/advocate),

My first experience with the mental health service wasn’t really good. Safe to say I was transferred back to prison from being at Arnold Lodge for a period of three weeks. Again I was transferred from Rampton Hospital which I found challenging, I also found it hard to contain my abusive behaviour and language and again I was transferred to Prison twice at my request and now years down the line I’m at Wathwood medium secure unit.

I was sceptical about my move to Wathwood and when I arrived coming from prison I was really shocked by my arrival, the staff were fantastic, very warm, kind and for the first time in my adult life I feel a sense of structure, progression and a way forward to a better life, who knew I would end up here. Safe to say that I’m not looking back thanks to Wathwood

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Response from Philip Dickinson, Ward Manager and Involvement Lead, Wathwood Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

We really appreciate the feedback and find it rewarding to hear you have such a positive attitude. I am glad that you seem to be making the most of your time at Wathwood. We also appreciate the feedback about staff, decribing them as warm and kind is what we strive for,so it is really good to hear that we are achieve this. You comments help us to further develop the therapies and activities at Wathwood.

Thank you your posting and good luck in your future.

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