Remarkable Lives: Andrew Aldred in conversation with Jerome Carson

Aldred, Andrew and Carson, Jerome ORCID: 0000-0002-7596-116X (2014) Remarkable Lives: Andrew Aldred in conversation with Jerome Carson. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 18 (3). pp. 120-124. ISSN 2042-8316

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Purpose- This paper aims to offer a profile of Andrew Aldred. Design/methodology/approach- Andrew provides a short biography and is then interviewed by Jerome. Areas covered in the interview include Andrew’s experiences during the Falklands War, his poetry and his time in hospital care. Findings- His experiences in the Falklands War brought home to Andrew the trauma of war as well as its futility. Its personal effects proved long lasting. His descent into mental illness led to years of institutional care and terrible physical complications as a result of the medications he was given. Originality/value- Andrew’s story shows his long journey of recovery from his Falklands War experiences to prolonged hospital incarceration. Poetry helped him process these experiences and finding his wife gave him the support and love to rebuild his life.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper published in Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol.18, 3 2015.© Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Uncontrolled Keywords: poetry, recovery, Falklands war, hospital care
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2018 13:26
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2018 13:26
Identification Number: 10.1108/MHSI-06-2014-0017

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