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Leaving hospital

Some people with mental health problems will need to be spend time receiving treatment in an inpatient unit, which is sometimes referred to as ‘going into hospital’.

When you’re ready to be discharged from inpatient care, there will be a special discharge CPA (care planning) meeting with you  and your carers, if you want them to be involved, to make sure that everyone is happy with the discharge.
Being discharged may mean being referred back to your GP, being referred to a different service, returning to the community with support from community teams or third party organisations, or a range of other options.
We’ll support you through the discharge process and you’ll be encouraged to form support networks and connect socially with others.
A special person called a care coordinator may be appointed to help arrange the care you’ll be given once you’re back in the community.