"Mental health clinic in the middle of a shopping centre!"
About: Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health Lincoln LN4 2HN
Posted by nyr (as ),
I was referred to the Archway Centre in Lincoln. The mental health clinic has been put in the middle of a shopping centre which I think was not a very good idea. I over heard several people making derogatory comments about it being a "loony bin" etc. You can't walk straight in and I feel I have to undergo the humiliation of standing outside waiting for someone to answer the door after I have rung the bell. I saw a mother pull her child away from me and made a rude comment about “nutters” while I was waiting to be let in.
I find the place very noisy as well with the continual noise of traffic and people distracting you from therapy.
The person I saw was cold and distant and I felt was very hard to talk to. I was limited to six sessions only and I think discharged despite being no better.
I would like to see more sense shown in the future and please, please don't put mental health clinics in such off putting places.