It's been along time since I wrote a blog, in fact over 2 years. I started Lake Alice website as a way for people to get an awareness of the place, whether that be to learn about the history, human rights, browse the photography, as a resource for learning or for the first port before Urban Exploration... 8 years on!
A past patient of Porirua hospital has suggested to me (which over the time I started the website it has come up before) why not have some sort of monument for those who where in psychiatric hospitals, or hospitals of sort that were running at the time. This monument is to show survival and bravery, strength. What ever else positive things you would like to make of it. So I want to hear your opinion, past patients and anyone reading this, what would be a good monument, where, how could we raise the funds, what hospitals should be included, (e.g. Tokanui, Seacliff) keeping in mind Lake Alice is now demolished so its private property so perhaps finding any alternative place for the monument. Could it be at a local park with permission from council, a tree or park bench. Would the mental health organisation assist if I contacted them, maybe someone reading this knows someone who may donate something or help.
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