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Influential poem from Patrick Lee

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Welcome one and all to a new blog for the month of August. I have to apologise for not putting anything up for some weeks now since I have been really busy doing a lot of carer campaigning. To be honest I have not had much time to provide feedback from the 4 carer forums in South London.

I have also just recently come back from a lovely forum held over in West London, from the West London Collaborative, they do excellent work over there helping to build communities.

Going back to this particular post, I want to dedicate this blog post for its creative content. A while ago I met Patrick who provides peer support for those using the mental health services. He spoke to me how he used the power of poetry to help others express themselves. Poetry can be very creative and powerful in a non-combative way. Sometimes just saying things is hard enough, but if we use the power of poetry then anything is possible.

I have recently created a video about one of his poem’s which is from his book “The Nearly Man”. The Poem from the video is called “Cardboard City Dweller”. You can watch the full video below

 

Patrick has released several books of poetry, let me know if you want to try catch him in order to hear more about his work. I hope to do some more blogging real soon.

Thanks for dropping by.

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The book you should be reading this month

my face plus book‘Please Hear What I’m Not Saying’ is a poetry anthology featuring 116 poets, all writing about mental health. The profits from this book go to UK Charity, Mind.

Editor Isabelle Kenyon compiled the anthology following an international submission call out. Contributors were enthused by a common goal to raise money for the charity, Mind.

With poems focusing on mental health from a wide range of experiences (covering topics such as grief, trauma, anxiety, poverty, Alzheimer’s and therapy), the book aims to continue the worldwide conversation about mental health.

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Isabelle comments: ‘As an editor, I have not been afraid to shy away from the ugly or the abstract, but I believe that the anthology as a whole is a journey – with each section the perspective changes. I hope that the end of the book reflects the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ for mental health and that the outcome of these last sections express positivity and hope.’’

You can buy the book on Amazon here: Please Here What I am Not Saying

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And more information about the project here: https://www.flyonthewallpoetry.co.uk/mind-poetry-project

Mind Anthology