Patching up – Fiona, Mental Health Nursing student

This was a fifty minute break within a ‘wheel of care’, whether at home with my gorgeous kids, at placement, or at college learning about how to care within mental health, the wheel keeps turning. The time spent with Angela was a change from the usual and in itself brought refreshment, with stimulating chat and a focus on repairing some socks. Poignant and necessary just by fact that the activity was not as essential as my children, the residence where I find myself on placement or the next e-learning/ lecture that is scheduled.  I love repairing the old and finding second hand options, rather than buying new. This 50 minutes was all about that interest. I particularly loved Angela’s words about repairing:  ‘that always the item being repaired turns out different / changed, never is it returned quite to its original state’.

Patching up 4 Fiona - Mental Health nursing studentWords: Fiona
Picture: Fiona

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