The Depressed Caravan – Two or Deux!

So Frankie the Depressed Caravan. How did you come to be? I fell in love with Danielle Symes Photography, Caravan renovation. It was so modern and fresh and I thought “I want this lifestyle for myself”. I immediately put it onto my to do list. I kept very quiet about this after having read the quote that your ideas are more likely to succeed if you keep them to yourself. I wanted a daydream that I could keep to myself, to warm the cockles of my heart. A dream to spur me on, something to strive for. I asked my Dad to help me with the renovations on a caravan and he agreed enthusiastically, having recently retired he is looking for something to sink his teeth into. However, I am not sure how much I can contribute to renovating a caravan, I sort of want to sew some bunting, buy a simple quilt cover, a few cushions and there we go. So my idea was consolidating, but now I just needed to find ‘the one’! My idea of The Depressed Caravan came to me after I found Frankie. I am so passionate about supporting people with depression, all people, the young and the older. I cling to what Social work skills I have left, having lost partial memory when I had a breakdown in mid 2015. I still know the art of the referral. Having the correct information can make such a difference to someone going through depression, the information to know how to navigate systems, knowing your rights, knowing that you can change your mental health professionals if you aren’t finding success. I want people to know you can ask for a different psychologist, I want parents to be empowered if they are concerned about their teenage child, I want children to know that they have a right to be safe and how to speak up if they are not. Giving up to date information about modern supports such as forums, e-chats and telephone hotlines – that is the information that needs to be shared broadly in communities. I’d like to do this with Frankie, the Depressed Caravan. To visit communities around Adelaide where I like but also including Victoria and New South Wales. On a virtual scale, I would like to reach out to the whole of Australia.

Author: thedepressedcaravan

Hey! I am a passionate advocate for those with depression following my own journey with severe depression. I still have depression however I have found a way with professional help and sheer determination, to reach out to others and to stay connected to life and my local community. I LOVE music, art: watercolour and brush lettering and live to help others. I'm very into self-development and love activities that focus on the beauty in life and simple things.

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