"Severe manic episode, dealt with by caring and supportive nurses, doctors and therapists at the Radbourne Unit"

About: Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health

(as a relative),

My 22 year old son was sectioned under the Mental Health Act during a severe manic episode. He was very unwell and made several self harm/suicide attempts. He was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. This illness came out of the blue - there is no family history. The experience was a very frightening one not only for my son but for the rest of the family.

However the nurses and doctors and therapists at the Radbourne Unit were very caring and supportive. My son is now stable on medication and is back in full-time work. I don't think that this could have happened without their professional help.

There is hope for his future and I hope that anyone reading this is encouraged.

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Response from Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your kind words about the care your son received. Please be assured that your comments have been passed to the team at the Radbourne Unit.

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