Rob Frowen, winner of the 2017 Carer of the Year Award, opens up with refreshing honesty about the reality of caring for his son, Christopher. His intense love shines through the pages as he recounts the trials the two of them have undergone on this long and winding road together.
As a Carer Representative and devoted parent, Rob sheds light on both the extraordinary people who populate the mental health services and the complications of navigating an under-funded and frustrating system. And at the heart of it all are the people like the charming but troubled Christopher, striving to conquer their illnesses and reclaim control of their lives once and for all.
ISBN : 978-1-80074-194-2
Pages : 172
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Rob Frowen was born in Blackpool and has lived there most of his life. Mainly a civil servant in his working life, he also received a medical degree in 1989. He has written many articles for magazines and edited his own publications. He took early retirement to care for his son, Christopher, who has enduring mental health problems.
He was awarded a United Kingdom Carer of the Year award in 2017 in recognition of his caring and charitable efforts.
He continues to undertake voluntary, charity work and campaigns for carers' rights. He also contributes regularly to radio programmes. He lives with his second wife Sue.