Poetry promotes message of hope
"Through the Winter" is a new collection of poetry and prose written and published by staff, volunteers and clients of Flintshire Mind to celebrate World Mental Health Day 2014.
The book, which will shortly be available to download free through Flintshire Mind's website, was the result of a year-long Creative Writing Group led by author and journalist Rhian Waller.
The book contains work from people who have not written a poem since they left school, as well as the work of professional writers. What they all have in common is that each piece was written by people either battling with mental distress or those working to promote mental health. All of them are well worth reading with their message of humanity and hope.
Did you know?
Research shows that every year 1 in 4 people experience stress, anxiety, depression or another type of mental distress. That means over 28,000 Flintshire people are likely to be affected this year alone.
If you (or one of your family or friends) are among them, Flintshire Mind is committed to helping you get back in control of your emotional health and restore your wellbeing.