Posted by D Evans
I am grateful n thankful for the timely help I received, when I was admitted to bowmere beechward. Yes I could complain, but I don't want to, everything happens as should for a purpose. It must be very difficult n complex care for 'mentally' unwell folk. But big part of me wants say broader treatment, n options be useful. Treat the soul, spiritually, as well as mentally. I would of liked more access to clergy. Or those who work within the chapel, prayer room at bowmere. Felt I didn't see their presence enough. N should be more a priority. To feel that support, that safety net. Hope. Faith. So hard be in a mentally n physically exhausted place n lost, without some sense of god. To be fully understood by a fellow man. Really can be lonely time when admitted into care. The biggest thanks I have is no offence, not to the staff, but fellow patients. Friends, saints. All connect together n help each other through. Meet n cross paths at a time need to. (As with everyday life). But particularly a profound time when within bowmere. Your garden, the smoking one is beautiful, the peace n harmony. The gate the scents the wild life the stained glass, light from within) the tables n paths n trees, the sky. All majestic n important part of healing. Need that contact with nature. N glimpses of outside world. (Other reality's) needed escape, time out from. I have so much I could say, but truely not enough words, to describe my time at bowmere. Please keep the art :) the books. The paper n pens. Visits from musicians. I met amazing beautiful people and will always remember them, even tho not in touch now. Must separate n let life flow, but its truely a very important time when we're there. Looking back. At first I hated it. But now. I'd go back anytime. :) keep the positive sayings n quotes on that screen. Near entrance/exit. Believe me when enter there alone we look in many places at many things. Notice a lot. Soak it up. The gardens are beautiful. N the church building is amazing to have. Even as a gym, made good common use out of it. All in all the history n energies at bowmere countess of Chester is a wonderful well rounded place. I would recommend in a flash, to anyone. In fact the only reason I've ended up here at this page is out of concern for a friend, who worries me deeply, n mentioned 111, I looked it up to find its a nhs number. N I immediately did a search for bowmere out of conce n for a friend who needs help. Hospital can be a fresh hell. But also, sometimes a heaven. Thanks for support.