NI Mental Health Arts & Film Festival launch their 2016 programme at Stormont Estate later today. Poetry NI is supporting the event, reading poems about mental wellbeing at the launch. The festival encourages everyone to start a dialogue about their mental health, no matter their condition. We'll be sharing full details of the festival after the launch.
We're also honoured to be judging the Aware NI 'Unleash Our Voices' Schools Poetry Competition. In celebration of World Poetry Day on 21st March, AWARE invited entries from pupils in schools aged 13-18 years to take part in their competition, the theme being ‘Young People and Mental Health’. The competition encourages young participants to express themselves openly and write freely about issues around mental health. The winner will be announced on World Poetry Day.