Petitions and activism
Require the NHS to provide single-sex psychiatric wards including intake wards
NonnyMouse1337 · 31/10/2020 14:40
Hello, there's a new Parliamentary petition up.
People in psychiatric wards are likely to be quite vulnerable, and this is especially true for women, who may already have a history of abuse and trauma. If placed in a mixed-sex ward, there is a risk of sexual assault or general lack of feeling safe which can aggravate their conditions.
Please sign and share if you can. Thank you.
Redshoeblueshoe · 31/10/2020 17:49
I have retweeted this, but I don't do Facebook. Please can some of you share this on there. Thank you ❤️
NonnyMouse1337 · 31/10/2020 18:33
Thanks everyone! It would be great if we managed to get this debated in Parliament. We have until February though, so will keep spreading the word until then.
EwwSprouts · 31/10/2020 22:02
It's a petition that's needed. I wish they had put a statistic in it as it's phrased very softly. Signed.
TikTakTikTak · 01/11/2020 08:06
Signed. I've worked in mental health and know what happens in mixed sex wards from people who've been in them.
It makes me sick that they mix females and males when they need protecting.
Allnightlong2016 · 01/11/2020 12:24
I’ve signed. My beautiful gentle sister was raped on a mixed sex ward in a mental health long stay ward.
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