I haven't stayed in a hospital in the UK for people with mental health problems/concerns, but I have
been to visit my mum in a hospital in the UK, several times in the past.
I would assume that they vary slightly, and I guess also it would also depend on the ward structure.
I don't want to say too much about it, and sway your opinion either way.
I hope that you are able to bring the doctors or health care providers appointment forward.
Are you allocated a psychiatrist, also, do you know that there are CPN's, community psychiatric nurses. There may be some outpatient programmes and there are, at least in my city, though I'm not sure how many are still running, but other teams which work with people with mental health problems/illness.
There were some creative classes running free in my city. I know about all of this because of my mum, but it may vary from city to city.
Post Edited (HappyBean) : 5/6/2014 11:43:05 AM (GMT-6)