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



Pam Brough retires
Thank you Pam for all you have done for us over the many years you have facilitated the writing group.




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.




After more years than we care to remember, Pam Brough has decided that she needs more time & energy to concentrate on her own writing. With her calm patience & insightful comments she has consistently inspired the writing group to achieve exceptional work. We shall miss her regular input but hope she will lead occasional sessions (to keep her hand in).

Owing to unforeseen medical circumstances, Richard Egan has had to postpone his 200+ mile (intended Aug 29 - Sept 5), Coast to Coast cycle challenge for BV. New date probably spring 2016. You can still sponsor Richard (forms at BV) or here



The November 2015 newsletter has been added on the newsletter page (2/11//2015)

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Nov 2015

BV arranges the Art sessions at Daisy Haye, open to all.

Creative Space (Tuesday afternoon) is a chance to experiment. We welcome back Ruby Sufi-Davies (now married, since the group worked with her on The Good Ship Me).