Posted by Anonymous
The 'care' I received during my voluntary stay mainly involved being left to do nothing. Getting to see a psychiatrist or doctor is near impossible. It was rare to have more than one occupational therapist there each day and no activities happened at the weekend. Even as a non-sectioned in-patient leaving the ward for a few hours was hard work, It felt more like an open prison than a hospital. I was frequently treated like an inconvenience or a child than an adult.