"Harrassed by another service user at the Becklin Centre"
About: Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health LS15 8ZB
Posted by smokies11 (as ),
I was assessed after suicidal thoughts by the crisis team to attend ICS day hospital at Aire Court.
Complete waste of time - only two "groups" a day, the rest of the time you are alone looking at each other or the walls. I was pushed to discharge myself before Christmas back to the CMHT. Then my key worker was on leave, so I found myself assessed by the crisis team who were brilliant.
I was admitted to ward one Becklin Centre and my first week was productive and settling. My anxiety levels were reduced until I was harassed by another service user. This was reported over a number of days and eventually I was told I had options as I was an informal patient. I could move wards, move back to ICS, go home or stay on the ward and put up with it. So much for a duty of care towards me.
I have tried to speak to staff about my concerns and I am told I have not to take it personally as the service user is ill. But the comments and bullying are on a personal level so I can't fail to feel bad about it, this was the reason I was admitted into services again.
It is really frustrating that an informal patient is not provided with the same care as a sectioned patient. If I go home in this state I am liable to hurt myself. I have read my notes and staff comment that I am showing no signs of distress!
Do I need to hurt myself in front of them to get noticed?