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



Happy New Year



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.




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

findus on facebook


The Jan 2015 newsletter has been added on the newsletter page (28/12//2014)


We have a trustees' meeting this month.  To raise any issues, talk to Pauline, Paul or Andy, or put a comment in the 'Feedback Jar' near the kettle.

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

Our stunning 2015 calendar featuring images and creative writing by BV participants is now available, price £3. You can either arrange to collect one or have it sent (add £1.20 for p&p).