The first of our new Inspiration Exchanges. To take part, come along to Wur Bradford any Thursday between 12-3pm and bring and object or story that represents something that’s inspired you to swap with someone else.
I’ve been an in patient in a psychiatric ward three times in my life. In 1995 I was in Lingfield Mount. ( It was more social there – they had a kitchen and you could go and make yourself a brew. )
When I was discharged, I took this spoon from it as a reminder that I was determined, by any means necessary, not to return. See, it’s got ‘hospital property’ stamped on it. Since then I have done everything in my power to stay out. I am resilient. But these days I feel I am being punished for my own resilience.
I brought this drawing I did. It’s got all my favourite musicians on. Music is a big part of my life, either listening or going to see it live as well. Music might help you through when you’re struggling, or it’s just a release, just to try to chill out. Even is you find your life stressful or busy, to take some time out to listen to music might just help you out.