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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.
Breath of Fresh Air
funded by Ecominds, a
£7.5million funding scheme run by Mind on behalf of the BIG
Lottery Fund. Ecominds
involves people with direct experience of mental distress in
environmental projects that improve their mental and physical
health, and local communities.
The project is due to run for a year from April 2011,
so look out for further details in February or March 2011.
Art Ė the view from Haregate
is a 12-month project which will start in January 2011.
Funded by the
ís Sustainable Development Fund, Park
Art will use the arts to help people, including
youngsters in local schools and youth clubs, appreciate the
special qualities of the Park.
It will include visits from the Park Rangers and trips
into the Park for inspiration.
of the ChurnetIn Nov 2007 Borderland
Voices started a new, 2-year project supported by Give it Sum.
It follows BVís successful Rivers of Life Project
and, like all BVís work, aimed to promote mental well-being
by bringing out peopleís creativity.
of the Churnet
As part of the Land of the Churnet project, Borderland Voices
took part in the Night Stations project with Charles
Monkhouse which culminated in our participants having their
own constellations drawn across the Staffordshire
In February 2009 we succeeded in raising funding from
Staffordshire County Council (Closing the Gap Fund )
for a nine-month project to deliver a series of arts
activities to children living in and around the Haregate
estate in Leek, an area of high deprivation.
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