"Worst section of my life"

I am 40 years old and have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder in my late teens.

I have been sectioned around 10 times. I have been to 6 low secure units in the north and this is by far the worst of all of them.

From the psychrist telling me lies to plecate me and increasing doses of lorizapan over the NICE guidelines. This induced suicide thoughts and feelings, to the nursing team bulling me to take meds with terrible side affects. To the ward manager describing the catering as dog food.

This establishment makes you feel like an extra from a zombie film. Where is the compassion ? On the flip side the 4 month admission has made me super aware the importance of looking after my mental health at home in the community.

This is worse then prison. You can count the days down in there

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Response from Newsam Centre

My name is Alan Burnley and I am the Ward Manager.

I am very concerned regarding the issues you have raised in relation to your experience of the ward.

It would be very helpful if you could contact me so we can explore your concerns in more detail.

Unfortunately on a public website such as this, it is not appropriate to go into personal or clinical details.

Therefore, please contact me via our PALS service on 0800 052 5790.

Please accept my assurance that we take feedback regarding the service very seriously, it provides us with an opportunity to improve the care and services we provide.

We are very committed to the service we provide and are always trying to improve the experience of the service user.

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments and I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards

Alan Burnley

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