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Walls & Bridges

Discover the compelling journey of Paul Deacon through “Walls and Bridges,” a captivating narrative that blends humor, emotion, and practical wisdom drawn from real-life experiences. From his formative years in Canada to his rebellious adolescence in 1970s Britain, follow Deacon’s transformation from a spirited youth to a dedicated mental health professional.

This book transcends a mere memoir; it serves as a profound exploration of personal growth amidst challenges. Deacon’s evolution from a defiant teenager to a respected figure in mental health offers valuable insights into resilience, adaptation, and the power of human connection.

Within its pages, “Walls and Bridges” provides candid accounts of Deacon’s work in mental health institutions such as St Lawrence’s and Broadmoor Hospitals. It delves into the nuances of mental health nursing, debunking myths and offering invaluable lessons gleaned from years of practice.

Through his story, Deacon inspires aspiring mental health professionals with a simple yet powerful message: perseverance is key. “Walls and Bridges” exemplifies how breaking barriers leads to success, serving as a beacon of hope and guidance for both newcomers and seasoned specialists in the field.

Cornwall Live News Article
Bodmin to Broadmoor as psychiatric nurse opens up on working with UK's most violent criminals. 01.04.2024
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Psychiatric Nurse, Paul Deacon, reveals what it is like to work in Broadmore Hospital, treating infamous patients such as Ronnie Kray and the Yorkshire Ripper. Paul talks about life inside Britain's most notorious psychiatric hospital and reveals the violence he experienced and witnessed as a nurse trying to help.
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