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PROMISE Patient Advisory Group (Download Pdf)

Prelude to PROMISE

Sarah Rae, Co-founder of PROMISE, shares her personal story…

Since my late teens I have been on a journey of Recovery, discovery and rediscovery. During the course of my adult life that I’ve been challenged by episodes of severe depression, crippling anxiety and extreme Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I have always struggled with emotional regulation and have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar 2.

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Artists from the Open Arts group were invited to read Navigating Rocky Waters and to produce a picture that captured the essence of the Recovery journey narrative. We were keen that each individual reflected on the story and drew on their interpretations to inform their artwork. The fact that all the contributors had lived experience of mental health challenges or cared for someone who struggled was central to the project. We felt that having this unique perspective would enhance and enrich the images they produced. Once the pictures were completed the artists were asked to reflect on their involvement.

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My introduction to Patient & Public Involvement: PPI in the PROMISE qualitative project By Lorna Rouse                                  Read

Reflections on Patient and Public Involvement in the PROMISE Project

By Lorna Rouse & Sarah Rae                                            Read