Recovery Sound System visit Langdon Hospital

Last week our two members of the EDP team in Devon ran a Recovery Sound System ‘upcycle’ workshop with 6 patients, a member of staff and an OT student at Langdon Hospital Discovery Centre.

EDP’s Recovery Sound System (RSS) aims to make a difference through music and connecting with others. The team work with people to ‘reclaim’ a song that was once important to them but has been too difficult to listen to since that time and use it to capturing the story of their recovery. Moving away from the story of ‘what is the matter’ into ‘what matters’ to people and co-producing new initiatives together

At the workshop they looked at the metaphor of a record that was hidden in plain sight in a charity shop which was recorded by a 200 million selling artist at the time but is now unknown to most people. The attendees then made a connection of a record of their choice from our collection and with a record that they know and love. They then up-cycled the record vinyl into a clock and the cardboard record sleeve was made into a tote bag.

The team had great feedback including:

“I want to say a huge thank you for facilitating the session yesterday. It was very inspirational and informative.”

Find out more about our Recovery Sound System project at

If you are interested in hosting a Recovery Sound System ‘upcycle’ workshop please contact Nik Sutherland by emailing

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