Mia Morris


Patron / Ward Visitor

Photo Credit : Angela Cobbinah

  • When did you join Canerows and Plaits?

July 2011.

  • Why did you want to be a visitor?

I first came across this project whilst I was in hospital myself. I was so moved by the visit that I remember filing away safely the projects contact details and said to myself when I feel a lot stronger and better that I to would one day become a visitor.

  • Tell us a bit about your education and work.

I run my own business part time where I co edit a publication for black history month called black history 365. I have studied to Masters level continuing education and training studies.

  • What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my free time I like going to the theatre and cinema.

  • What do you like about working for Canerows?

Meeting up with other service users who are survivors, who share tips and know how to stay well.

  • What do you like about visiting people?

I like meeting new people, showing compassion and kindness shown to me when I became ill helps. Just being able to have a simple conversation, offer a tea or coffee and make someone's day by smiling and sharing a joke.

  • What tips would you give people considering taking up the role of a ward visitor?

If you are considering taking up the role you must develop patience and be a good listener as this helps to engage patients.