Listening Project

Conversation between friends, Tricia and Carol, about Tricia's experience of spending time in a psychiatric hospital as a teenager.

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    The Listening Project

  • Recording locations

    BBC Radio Leeds, Leeds

  • Interviewees

    Thorpe, Tricia, 1964- (female, Time to Change Leeds Project Worker), Meehan, Carol, 1950- (female, Community Mental Health Support Worker)

  • Producers

    BBC Radio Leeds

  • Recordist

    Jaiyeola, Abigail

  • Abstract

    Tricia talks to her friend Carol about the time she spent at High Royds, a psychiatric hospital near Leeds. She was sent there as a teenager when she began having mental health problems and spent 15 years in and out of the mental health system. She returned to photograph the hospital when it closed in 2003 and talks about how it felt to go back there.

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    The Listening Project conversations collectively form a picture of our lives and relationships today. Recordings were made by BBC producers of people sharing an intimate conversation, lasting up to an hour and on a topic of the speakers' choice.

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    Photograph of participants

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