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Old 25-01-2008, 11:48 PM   #1
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Secure Unit?!?!

anyone been to one? I'm going to one in Maidenhead... scared as anything...



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Old 26-01-2008, 12:08 AM   #2
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i haven't but my best friend has and i can honestly say its the best thing especially if your unsafe generally secure units have more staff and less patients then in an open unit i mean be prepared there will be patients who are extramally unwell and will at times kick off and be rude or upsetting but i think if your psychiatrist believes you need it then i think its probably for the best

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Old 26-01-2008, 01:04 AM   #3
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I'm sure a secure unit will help you. Good luck :)
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Old 26-01-2008, 01:26 AM   #4
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im sorry ive never been on one but take care hunny.
i hope it helps.
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Old 26-01-2008, 03:40 AM   #5
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My sister was in one and there were some veryyyy...odd people in there, but it helped and thats whats important. Good luck.
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Old 26-01-2008, 06:16 PM   #6
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hey huni. good luck. this will help you heaps.
just try and focus on yourself when there.
do u no when u r going in>
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Old 26-01-2008, 06:42 PM   #7
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Is it the Huntercombe Hospital?

http://www.huntercombe.com/hospitals...ecialis mID=1

I've heard good things about it if it is.

Would it be an adolescent or adult, male/female or mixed one? I know they're very, very strict on safety, like I know of places that won't allow you to wear your glasses. I think as always it will depend on the staff and patients that are in.

Is there anything we can do to support you? Do you know when you're going in? You're welcome to pm me. Would you like letters/cards etc? I think buying box sets of dvds like buffy and such can really help get through the motonomy.

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Old 26-01-2008, 06:50 PM   #8
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Aww, I was in an open unit... that was scay so I don't know what a secure on will be like. Take things that'll make you feel cumfy, like your own pillow/duvet (we were allowed where I was, best to make sure hunny though. A teddy and a couple of pictures to stick up on the wall (no frames obviously)

I'm sure you will be ok and it's the best for you hun.

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Old 26-01-2008, 08:06 PM   #9
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As others have said I've heard the support is much more intense and rules are stricter in a secure unit, and that if you really need to be there it can provide a good safe structured enviroment while you get it together and work through things. random but i heard you werent allowed staples in magazines...
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Old 26-01-2008, 08:52 PM   #10
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I know someone who was in Huntercombe, I believe she was in an adolescent ward, and I believe it was mixed, she was there for 5 months and didnt have anything bad to say about the place.

Secure hospitals are just stricter, often used by patients on a section of the mental health act, and hense a big danger to themselves, if they were a big danger to others, they would most likely be in a forensic unit or a high secure unit. As said there will be more staff and you can be looked after well in that respect, Im sure it will help, even if its nothing more than to keep you safe whilst your stuggling, psychs dont send people there unless they think there is a reasonable alturnative so I am sure they think its best and its the best way to help you get well again.

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Old 26-01-2008, 09:07 PM   #11
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i hope your ok, get well soon. Hospital really helped me.

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Old 26-01-2008, 10:09 PM   #12
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anyone been to one? I'm going to one in Maidenhead... scared as anything...
To 7 Ward in Huntercombe Hospital? I've been there. Its not that bad.
Shamrock Unit in Tolworth (Surrey) is horrible.

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Old 27-01-2008, 09:44 AM   #13
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Old 28-01-2008, 11:25 AM   #14
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Thanks guys. reading your messages has helped!! Yeh it is the secure unit at te huntercombe hospital. Dunno when i'm being moved yet.. i'm in an 'open' unit at the moment in Swindon... ot a LOT of stuff to pack, i've been here 6months... i want to take some of our staff with me! Some of them are so lovely. eh.. it'd better help... I could be moving anyday, they said a max of 3weeks



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Old 28-01-2008, 11:38 AM   #15
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G'luck hun, I'm sure you'll be fine. x



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Old 28-01-2008, 11:50 PM   #16
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Hey,

Yeah I have been on one.I got signed in when I actually got sent to emergancy first and lasted on medcail ward for a day because of OD and then Got sent to it for a month. AT first you will be really scared because everything is new and it sucks and you will probley cry ( well if ur like me you will )..and then you kinda get used to it all and everyone and develpoe friends in the nurses. Its really safe there, their is nothing you can hram yourself with and there are alot of rules but only to help everyone stay safe. It will be hard but when the end comes to leave, You will be afarid to leave it because its so safe and artifical. But we do have to do it. And it hurts to leave a world you were so use to. BEST of luck and msg or w/e and let me know how you are doing okay <3

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Old 31-01-2008, 01:55 PM   #17
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hey just literally got out of a secure unit i dont mean to scare u or anything but eventually after 3months i got well again i hope all goes well xx



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Old 31-01-2008, 02:25 PM   #18
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good luck hunny!!



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Old 31-01-2008, 04:54 PM   #19
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good luck, but can i be nosey and just ask why are you being moved? i was gonna be transferred to one because i kept runnign away and trying to kill myself btu my doc was great and didnt let it go ahead. xx



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Old 04-02-2008, 08:40 AM   #20
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Thanks guys. reading your messages has helped!! Yeh it is the secure unit at te huntercombe hospital. Dunno when i'm being moved yet.. i'm in an 'open' unit at the moment in Swindon... ot a LOT of stuff to pack, i've been here 6months... i want to take some of our staff with me! Some of them are so lovely. eh.. it'd better help... I could be moving anyday, they said a max of 3weeks
It will be ok. The staff there when I went were really kind and helpful. The ward is small, but its actually quite cosy, and you get larger rooms. The food is also much better than NHS food.
Good luck.
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