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Nicole's tapestry

As part of our Raise the Standard campaign, lots of people have bravely been sharing their stories of being in a mental health hospital.

Nicole created this tapestry. It's a work in progress, which they add to as more people send their experiences of inpatient care. Nicole's hoping to show the scale of the problem with how many embroidered pieces there are, while giving each one its own colours to maintain the individual stories. 

Content warning. This content refers to harassment and being restrained. 

If you're looking for information about being sectioned or going into a mental health hospital:

> See our information for adults

> See our information for young people

How you can help

The Mental Health Act is 40 years old. It's the law which says when you can be detained (or sectioned), and receive mental health treatment against your will.

But it’s outdated and not working. People detained under the Act don’t have enough say in their treatment.

It's time for the UK government to Raise the Standard of mental health hospitals, and change the Act before the next election.

Sign our petition, and help us call for this.

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Where to get support

We know that going into hospital for your mental health can be really scary. If you're affected by any of the issues on this page, know that you're not alone. We have information on going into hospital, the care you might get, and what happens if you're sectioned.

> Read our information for adults

> Read our information for young people

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