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Mum being sectioned shaped my career

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I was 13 years old when my mum was first sectioned under the Mental Health Act. Back then, I didn’t know much about what was happening or why it was happening.

The notion of mental illnesses meant little to me.After all, speaking about mental health was a novel concept within my family.

I recall Mum’s psychotic episode and I vividly remember her shouting, ‘Get away from me, you’re plotting against me’. At the time those words sunk deep – the one person who’s supposed to love and care for me was giving me everything but.“I could see and feel the fear in her eyes.

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