Blatant bias in Carseview documentary
Sir, – Having volunteered at Carseview Centre for 15 years, I want to respond to correct the very biased recent BBC Scotland documentary, Breaking Point, which portrayed the unit in such a negative way.
The dedicated staff face huge challenges in controlling the aggressive and suicidal behaviour of a small minority of patients, often suffering physical and verbal abuse themselves.
The majority of patients are given suitable treatment which enables them to live in the community again, and engage in meaningful activities.
Every effort is made to professionally care for very vulnerable patients.
The staff should be shown how much we appreciate the work they do on our behalf, to care for and manage the local people who are experiencing a time of mental and emotional distress.
By highlighting exceptional errors of judgement by some staff, the programme presented a very biased and unfair picture.
I meet many ex-patients who are only too thankful for their stay at Carseview, and the help they were given during a crisis in their personal lives.
David Scott. Volunteer Gardening Therapist, 24 Westfield Road, Broughty Ferry.
Correspondents accuse the recent BBC documentary on the Carseview Centre of bias.