Mental Health & Me
Literature’s love affair with the mind is an age-old tradition where creativity has always been closely entwined with mental distress, yet the subject of mental health is still widely considered a taboo subject. We hope that this competition will challenge the stigma around mental distress and promote social inclusion by giving entrants the opportunity to explore this topic using traditional and/or alternative forms of writing.
Has mental distress affected you or someone close to you? Are you particularly interested in the subject of mental health? Are you a carer or have you worked with people suffering from mental distress and want to share your experience? If the answer’s yes, we’d love to hear from you!
Liverpool’s Mental Health Consortium in partnership with Writing on the Wall, is launching a writing competition to mark World Mental Health Day on Friday, 10th October 2014. We are inviting you to send us an original written response under the theme of ‘Mental Health and Me.’ You can send us a poem, a short story, a diary piece or a blog post, a letter, a piece of journalism or even a tweet, yes – a tweet!
Literature is no one’s private ground; literature is common ground; let us trespass freely and fearlessly and find our own way for ourselves– Virginia Woolf
One in four people, like me, have a mental health problem. Many more people have a problem with that. - Stephen Fry
Writing on the Wall on 0151 703 0020.
Liverpool Mental Health Consortium on 0151 237 2688
Writing on the Wall maintains a strong partnership with Liverpool Mental Health Consortium. We have worked together to deliver a What’s Your Story? project with LMHC targeted towards service users which was led by poet and writer, Clare Shaw. Click here for more details.