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Empowerment in the Psychiatric unit

by Carol Batton


 

Empower us with a Notice board…
We have no other way, of really being heard…
We have no other way, of hearing each other…
No other way of telling another…

‘Our place’…should be in a prominent place;
Let us face each other; the worker; the visitor…

I know funds are low…

A few pieces of paper, two pens
And some drawing pins…
Would do…

Empower us with a space to be free,
One we could share,
And all of us see…
Announcing ourselves…properly…

Could you empower us in reality?
Has anyone heard of autonomy?

Using three foot, four inches by four foot, three…?

 

 

By Carol Batton