The most common way of getting out of hospital is a Tribunal hearing (discharge), or your Responsible clinician writing to the M.O.J (Ministry of Justice, requesting you be released from Hospital.
I am a restricted patient, How can i get out of John Howard Centre?
What does my responsible clinician expect from me before i can be discharged?
This should be discussed between you the S.U (service user) and your RC. in most cases continual stability, adherence to medication and insight into your diagnosis are key factors in determining if you are well enough for the community.
What treatment can i expect out in the community?
As a service user there are a number of expectations required from you. The community team responsible for your care will go through your discharge conditions and their expectations of you.
How can i stay well in the community?
To stay well in the community, you will need structured activities. Working with your community team to ensure you have a good understanding of your relapse triggers and stress management.
Will i ever be off my section?
To get your section removed you must apply for an Absolute Discharge Tribunal Hearing, To do this you must have stayed well in the community for a complete year from the date you were conditionally discharged from hospital. You will be eligible to apply every year thereafter
It is highly recommended that you communicate with your community team as much as possible and continue to see them on a frequent basis. This will ensure you stay well and prove your willingness to engage.
Who can i talk to when i do not feel up to the task?