"Parents of an inpatient discharged in February..."

Our daughter was an inpatient in Mill Lodge on two occasions spanning 7 months ending in February 2016.

The staff did an excellent job caring for our daughter during what was a very difficult time for use all.

As a parent with an inpatient it can be very daunting and frustrating and it feels that you are a little distant from your child's care and treatment.

This is due to the first priority of the staff been to the child.

We attended all of the care meetings and family therapy sessions which helped us in understanding our daughters internal challenges.

This helped us to make small adjustments to our family life which had a big positive impact for our daughter after her discharge.

While an inpatient our daughter had mixed feeling about her stay but looking back she believes it was the best place for her.

Now three months on she has been inspired to help others with metal health issues and will be running the Jane Tomlinson 10K this coming August raising money for York Mind.

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Response from Mill Lodge Community Unit

Thank you for taking the time to post your positive comments.

Your story highlights how having the right support and guidance can make a huge difference.

The team will be pleased to know that the support has made such a difference to you and more importantly has had a positive impact for your daughter following discharge.

Congratulations should also be given to your daughter for entering the Jane Tomlinson 10k in August, please pass on our good wishes to her.

Thank you again for taking the time to share your experiences with us.

Kind regards

Clare Blackburn

PALS, Complaints & Claims Manager

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