"I do not think my illness warrants continued detention"
About: Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust / Inpatient mental health care Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust Inpatient mental health care PR5 6AW
Posted by Argon627 (as ),
I am still detained in Guild Lodge. I have been here for over a year from the very start of my detention. I asked how long I would be here for (more or less). I feel I have never had a straight answer to this question. I don't think I have put a foot wrong since I came, I have engaged with staff and attended a full activities programme, and I am still on a medium secure unit with no plans to release me - at the moment, I should have been told 'at least 18 months to 2 years', but instead there has been no reference to any time scale. This is cruel and I believe it is undignified and against my human rights. I consider myself to be mentally stable, but am frustrated as there is no apparent end to this nightmare. I still have had no clear care pathway designated apart from a referral to a low secure unit which again, I have not time-scale for.
I was sent here on a mental health section against my will and have never once considered that my illness is of a nature or degree that warrants continued detention.