Self care comes in many different forms and writing down thoughts & feelings can be liberating. Whether it helps to shift thoughts out of the brain, acts as a testament to a recovery journey, or is shared to help others, it’s an immensely valuable tool.  It also serves to give those with no personal experience of mental illness an insight into what it can be like.

What is perhaps surprising is how many sufferers are prolific poetry writers.

We will be showcasing some of their work here and are collating this type of material with a view to publishing an anthology, provisionally entitled Poetry of the Mind.