Share your story of out of area rehabilitation services

Have you - or someone you know - been sent out of area for treatment at a mental health rehabilitation unit?

If so, we want to hear from you.

Mental health rehabilitation services - not to be confused with drug or alcohol rehab - exist to help people with severe and enduring mental illness to live more independently.  Often the people referred to them have psychosis and may have been in another inpatient unit before being sent for rehabilitation.

Many rehabilitation patients are sent for treatment outside the area where they live. This can make it harder to keep in touch with home, friends and family. It can also weaken the link with community services and mean that people stay in hospital for longer.

Our In Sight In Mind campaign, with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, is calling for an end to inappropriate out of area rehabilitation placements in services and for investment in local services instead.

If you have had experience of mental health rehabilitation services, please take a few moments to tell us your story. By doing so, you will be helping us to make the case that rehabilitation services must be in the communities they serve. 

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