Listening Project

Conversation between friends, Tracey and Joanne, about Tracey's battle with postpartum psychosis.

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    The Listening Project

  • Recording locations

    Listening Project Booth: National Football Museum, Manchester

  • Interviewees

    Booth, Tracey, 1967- (female), Heap, Joanne, 1966- (female)

  • Producers

    BBC Radio Manchester - Listening Project Booth

  • Recordist

    Wilkinson, Jane

  • Abstract

    Close friends, Tracey and Joanne, talk about Tracey's battle with postpartum psychosis. The symptoms started five years ago after the birth of Tracey's second daughter. Her family called Joanne for help and she supported Tracey through the psychotic period plus months of depression. Tracey, a doctor, was treated at a mother and baby unit in a mental health hospital. She talks about recovering and how she feels people with mental health illnesses are treated. They discuss how the experience has changed them both.

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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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