1 have known Patrick since I started working at Lycette Care and The Alternatives to Care Scheme in July 2012.
I’ve always lived in North Devon and I moved to this after-care home in February 2012. It’s the third residential care home that I’ve been in.
I totally believe that when you’re dealing with people you’ve got to be 100% honest. I’ve been lucky because people always seem to have trusted me. I make a difference to people because I’m honest with them.
Mine is a story full of trauma and hope . I don’t know where to start, probably with humility.
My search for truth has taken me to places more bleak and terrifying than the Doré illustrations that are my constant companions. Now I am back in the place where I was born, trying to make sense of it all.
I am an aspiring writer and poet and have just released my first publication, ‘The Psychotic Voice Hearer’, an insight into psychosis from the perspective of someone who has suffered from the condition.
John first arrived with us in March 2010 very thin pale and weighing in at around seven stone soaking wet.
When I think about my life, my head is all messed up, I get flashbacks and the feeling of something missing. It happens all the time.
My message is simple. You can recover. My aim in writing this, equally simple. To give hope to others.