Borderland Voices a charity promoting Health and Well-being through the Arts



Borderland Voices was founded in 1998 in Leek, Staffordshire and currently works across the Staffordshire Moorlands. Our aim is to promote mental health through the arts and to raise public awareness and understanding of mental health issues by delivering accessible arts projects and offering creative space for self-expression within a mutually supportive community.





To write what
I did not know I need to say.
To hear, to read,
to keep mad dogs at bay.

Freedom to listen unbiased
by cold chandler's
false indoctrination's wax.

Alive. Alight. Not lax.

Freedom to breathe out again
expel past pain
and smile, and live again.




If it snows, ring about 10am to check Andy has arrived

The January trustees' meeting had to be rearranged for 2nd March. Please give any thoughts/ideas to Pauline, Paul or Andy, or pop them into the Feedback Jar near the kettle.

Waitrose charity donations raised £237 for BV during October. They will present the cheque this month.

We've made the Guardian Website with our efforts for the Mental Health Festival click

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The February 2015 newsletter has been added on the newsletter page (2/2//2015)


BV participants are welcome to attend Viv's creative sessions at Daisy Haye, the last Thursday of each month.

N Staffs Users Group have 2 important meetings in Leek: Mental Health Crisis Care and NSUG's new business plan. Carole Stone would very much welcome your input.

Rose Barks returns with lots of inspired ideas including snowdrops (symbols of hope), hearts & health (Valentine's Day) & painting Chinese paper lanterns (Chinese New Year). Come & chase away winter thoughts.