Rampton and Rosewood
The Male Personality Disorder Service at Rampton Hospital enjoyed another fantastic Recovery centred event on Thursday 24th April to celebrate Saint George’s day on the Chiltern Unit. Chiltern was delighted to welcome some of the Rosewood Involvement Volunteers who came to play live music and in turn to hear some music, poetry and songs delivered by some of the patients which they have been working on as part of their individual Recovery projects. The event began by the Rosewood Rockers playing the guitar and singing some favourite old classics, by the end of which everybody was singing and swaying. After this there were a number of patient performances which included: a drum solo, and some poetry and a song entitled “Treatment, Treatment”. In the evening patients socialised over what surely by now is our National dish “fish, chips and mushy peas”.Clinical Nurse Manager Martina Griffiths advised “as always the event was inclusive with staff and patients all joining in together to enjoy the music. This empowered our patients to contribute promoting self-confidence and self-worth and to immerse themselves in the freedom that music provides”. Feedback from the patients was very positive and included some of the following quotes “I have really enjoyed finding myself through music and being able to express words in poems or songs to show that life can be better, we will all get there in the end and I do hope others will do the same in songs or poems to see their own Recovery blossom”. “I am grateful to the people from Rosewood for all their kindness and for their time coming to be with us and sharing with us”. “Rosewood your stories and life experiences are inspiring and offer people like me hope for the future, thank you for your time, energy and understanding”. “Rosewood did very well and made everyone smile” “Rosewood should definitely return again” “I enjoyed the event very much it was worth waiting for and I hope Rosewood come back to see us soon” “Thank you very much Rosewood, coming to a place like this (Rampton) must be really scary, so to do so, and feel safe to share your stories and life experiences is inspiring and ends to offer people like me hope for the future which sometimes seems bleak, thank you for your time, energy and understanding”. “The Rosewood band singers were thoroughly entertaining” “I am grateful to the people from Rosewood for all their kindness and for their time coming to be with us and sharing with us”. “I hope the positivity continues” “I felt that the Gentleman who came and sang for us were great, I especially enjoyed listening to “Eric” pay his guitar up-side-down, it shows talent!”.