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Alison Pascoe - Alison Pascoe is of Pākehā descent. Alison will share that she never had a mental illness and should never have been placed into care. Alison was committed to Kingseat Hospital (a psychiatric institution) from the age of eight to 13 (1950–1955). She was then moved to Carrington Hospital (Auckland Mental Hospital) where she remained from the age of 13 to 48 years (1955–1990). For decades, Alison suffered from physical, psychological, sexual, and emotional abuse, as well as excessive labour, neglect and over-medicalisation. The abuse Alison suffered impacts her to this day. Alison will share her recommendations to ensure that what she went through does not happen to anyone else.  

Witness Statement of Alison Pascoe

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