Creativity is known to help people express themselves during the darkest days of their mental illness and throughout their recovery. It helps support self-understanding of mental health conditions.

To celebrate the role of creative writing in the journey to recovery from mental health problems, and to help improve understanding, tolerance and respect of mental health problems, charity The Advocacy Project organised a poetry competition.

More than 300 people entered the competition, with some submitting their entry via video.

The winning poem, The Cage, is by Hannah Kate Lewis. You can read the poem below:

Healing Words Poetry Competition Celebrates Role of Creative Writing in Recovery Journey from Mental Health Problems


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