• Wee Read at The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2015

    I am excited to announce my Wee Read event at the festival on Friday the 16th of October in Hamilton.

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    The poetry of Sylvia Plath and
    Maya Angelou is the starting point
    for this workshop, which explores
    writing about mental health stigma
    in a supportive environment.

    Be inspired, talk about the way it is
    and let your voice be heard!

    Fri 16 Oct, 2–3pm
    Hamilton St John’s Centre,
    Duke Street, Hamilton ML3 7DT
    Free / Booking required
    Booking: 07952 982 868

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  • Wee Read gets aboot

    Well, 6 or 7 weeks into the Wee Read project, I have made a lot of new contacts and learned a lot about becoming a community social enterprise! In the past few weeks, I have been speaking to Lanarkshire folk in the peer network for supporting people with mental health issues, ‘ Expeerience Counts’. I met old faces and new at a development day in Wishaw,  and it was  good to hear about the intelligent work they are doing to help people to self-manage.

    I have also met staff at Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health in Hamilton, and then to Motherwell,  at The Wellness Hub . I love finding out what like-minded people are up to, and it’s made a bit homelier because it’s me coming home to Lanarkshire. It’s definitely different from Glasgow and it’s so good to be free to tok in ma ain voice.

    I am encouraged by the interest for Wee Read’s services and am getting nearer to doing a few taster sessions. Can’t wait!

    I have a beautiful diary that I have sought put over the past 3 years- Faber Poetry Diary, it is so helpful, as it has poems on pages to keep me inspired, or for using in groups!