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Artists calls for precious objects for book project to be launched at Kingsley Green in Radlett
An artist is seeking images of precious objects to provide stability and reassurance for people with mental health problems.
Artist Nicky Hirst has been commissioned by the Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust to create a book to be given to those who check into mental health facilities.
She is asking members of the public to send in photographs of items that are special to their owners and evoke memories of a certain time in their lives, like a piece of jewellery from a loved one or a childhood toy.
The book will then be launched at the Trust’s £42m state-of-the-art inpatient facility at Kingsley Green near Radlett, which is due to open next summer.
Ms Hirst said: “I want the book to convey a sense of familiarity and stability to people who may be going through a difficult time.
“I hope the book will give them a sense of calm and evoke their own memories.”
She would like people to send a photo of their item, along with a description of no more than 100 words explaining why it is special to them, along with contact details.
These should be emailed to email@example.com by November 29.