Mural added to Fremantle Hospital mental health ward

Artist Stephen Peacock with his mural at the mental health ward at Fremantle Hospital. Picture: Matt Jelonek           d444689
Artist Stephen Peacock with his mural at the mental health ward at Fremantle Hospital. Picture: Matt Jelonek         d444689

A NEW giant mural is helping patients at the Fremantle Hospital Mental Health Service thanks to a local artist.

Large-scale mural artist Stephen Peacock donated his time to create the Fremantle themed piece, including images of the beach, surfing, a sunset and local sights.

Peacock said he “jumped at the opportunity” to brighten up the space for patients.

“I volunteered my time as I’m always thankful and appreciative of the work these guys do and the many people they’ve helped with the limited resources they’ve got,” he said.

“Its premise was to give the patients somewhere to escape, taking in the surrounding environments and bringing them into the ward.

“I am looking forward to producing a few more murals for the hospital and looking forward to working with them in the future.”

Fremantle Hospital Mental Health Service nurse unit manager Susan Spencer-Jones said the mural was a way to improve their ward environment.

“It is another area for patients to have some reflection time away from the rest of the ward population,” she said.

“It is now what we call a ‘lower stimulation room’.”