Stacey Dooley returns to Springfield Hospital to work with the team once again, and meet patients in crisis.
This time she has to be in scrubs and wear a mask, as she assists front line staff treating a wide range mental health conditions, and takes part in the tough decisions necessary to keep patients safe.
After a year and a half on the waiting list, 21 year-old Ali arrives at the UK’s only acute OCD inpatient unit. Ali talks to Stacey about the many faces of OCD - since childhood, her rituals have changed from repetitive tapping during stressful exams, and blinking to keep her parents safe in the car, to extreme bathroom routines. For severe OCD cases like Ali’s, this ward is her last chance at beating this devastating condition.
Late one night, Vakare is referred to Springfield’s special acute assessment unit after taking an overdose and ending up in A&E. She tells Stacey and the team about her deeply troubled 19 years plagued by domestic and sexual violence. Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and currently homeless, the nurses fight to find her emergency housing and psychological support.
Stacey Dooley: Back On The Psych Ward is coming soon to BBC Three.