Gavin’s story

From inside a psychiatric hostel in Ipswich, Gavin’s is a story of survival within ‘the system’, and presents us with the realities of daily life inside a mental health institution.

In Stories from A Place to Belong, we hear five people tell their stories, in their own words, of how their lives have been shaped by their experiences with mental illness and learning disabilities. Gem, Rach, Holly, Carmel and Gavin all worked closely with radio producer Hamish Sewell to record and create their stories. These powerful sound pieces have been exhibited in the Museum of Brisbane exhibition ‘Remembering Goodna’ and featured on Radio National’s Radio Eye.