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



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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.





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.




Viv Young is ‘Highly Commended’ at County Awards Ceremony

We were delighted to welcome Sue Gaukroger’s children, Anna & Joe. They enjoyed meeting the writing group & made another generous donation from Sue’s trust fund.

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 April 2016 newsletter has been added on the newsletter page (10/3/2016)

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April 2016

Our Thursday, free art sessions at the Hub (opp. Moorlands House, Stockwell St) are open to all. Cathy leads this month. Note changed time: 11am – 1pm. More info, ask Andy
For various reasons including the Easter break & his impending treatment, Richard Egan is postponing his afternoon photography sessions until July.