An amateur photographer who took up her camera to help fight debilitating pain and low mood has presented a set of images of the South Sefton coastline to her community mental health service.
Rebecca Redmond donated five framed prints of original work to benefit patients, staff and visitors to Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust’s centre in Park Road, Waterloo.
The photos include wildlife and sunsets at Crosby Marina, landscapes and beach scenes, plus the famous Antony Gormley iron man statues. The set of prints will be sited in the main entrance corridor of South Sefton Neighbourhood Centre.
Rebecca, aged 26, of Waterloo, said: “I have an auto immune disorder that gives me chronic pain and I started taking photographs as a way of making me more aware of everything around me, a sort of mindfulness.
“Mersey Care staff have been very supportive and helped me develop as a person. I wanted to give something back to the service and help others, so I hope people will stop and notice the photographs when they visit the centre.”
Rebecca also wrote to Chief Executive Joe Rafferty to ask for a visitors’ bench outside of the centre so they could enjoy outdoor space, which he has signed off. Rebecca now volunteers when she can at Aintree University Hospital and took part in a Mersey Care sponsored art course at Tate Liverpool.