For my assessment, I have chosen to do the Tom Walker ‘Leave A Light On’ music video. I read through the lyrics of the song and discovered that it is about someone close to Tom having a drug addiction and his experience with past friends who have also had addiction issues(Genius). This subject of drug addiction led me to discover a number of companies that deal with people who are going through addiction.
I figured that if I attempted to call them I could find out more information about the subject. I rang the helpline ‘FRANK’ but was unsuccessful as the person on the phone felt uncomfortable answering my questions. So I tried to call the Samaritans but unfortunately, they could not give me any detailed responses to my questions, however, they gave me some numbers and general information about other charities that may be able to help me. So I tried to ring those numbers but they turned out to be dead ends for the most part.
Overall it was nice to attempt to overcome my phone fear, and this task has increased my confidence on the phone. Even though I did not acquire much useful information for my work, the fact that I spoke to random people is a step forwards.
Genius. (2018). Tom Walker – Leave a Light On. [online] Available at: https://genius.com/Tom-walker-leave-a-light-on-lyrics [Accessed 28 Apr. 2018].