Publish date: 20 December 2023

A local mental health service is celebrating the launch of its studio recording of ‘Run’ by Snow Patrol in time for Christmas.

The collaboration brings together service users, staff and students from Windswept, a Swindon-based rehabilitation ward run by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) NHS Trust. Their shared passion for music inspired the studio sessions which were supported by Harry Worcester, the Duke of Beaufort of the Badminton Estate.

The release of their recent hit follows the success of their debut studio recording of Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ earlier this year which was later performed live on stage at ‘Festival on the Farm’ – a local festival near Swindon held every August to raise money for local mental health charities. Funds raised this year enabled more time in the studio to record ‘Run’.

Adults receiving care at Windswept are supported in their recovery to become as independent as possible, by nurturing existing skills and enabling them to learn new skills for living a full and enriching life.

Theresa York, Occupational Therapist for Recovery Services at Windswept, said: "It's so important that as an Occupational Therapist, I am able to support our AWP service users to do meaningful things they want and need to do. And although having a passion and connections within music is very helpful, it was the collaborative drive of the 'Windswept Massive Team' that enabled the magic to happen!"

Windswept’s music video of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing can be watched on AWP’s YouTube channel here and their version of ‘Run’ is available here.