Healing words… the journey to wellness

“Writing poems relieves the stress off my chest.” Adam

You are invited to enter a poetry competition, run by The Advocacy Project and Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL). If you’ve experienced a mental health problem, or you’re a family member or friend of someone who has, we welcome you to send us your poem. 

Creativity can help people express themselves during the darkest days of mental illness and throughout recovery. They want to share this with a wider audience to improve understanding of mental health. 

Closing date 5pm 11 Sep 2017

Entry categories

  • Darkest days: poems from before the dawn of hope
  • Good days and bad days: poems from the road to recovery
  • Being well: poems about more peaceful times
  • Best illustrated poem: poems with illustrations

The poems will be judged by five people including Joanna Scanlan – actress and writer. All entrants will remain anonymous from the judges until the award ceremony.

More information and how to enter
Visit www.advocacyproject.org.uk/poetry or call Jo Kay on 020 8969 3000

Healing Words Poetry Competition

Healing words poster: Healing Words Poster

Leaflet: Leaflet

Website: www.advocacyproject.org.uk/poetry

Or Tel: Jo Kay on 020 8969 3000