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



See our "Recycled Art" at the Foxlowe Cafe throughout February



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.




We are sad to announce that Joan Jones, who came to our creative writing group for many years & kept in contact until the end of her life, died in December

Jim & Margaret Boston, Tony’s parents, dropped by last month. They made a most generous £300 donation in Tony’s memory to support the art group in 2017

Mary King, a long-standing member of our writing group has been selected as one of the winners of The Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition (see more 

Viv Young is ‘Highly Commended’ at County Awards Ceremony


The Feb 2017 newsletter has been added on the newsletter page (29/1/2017)

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Feb 2017

Diary: Forum (Good Discharge from Community Mental Health
services) Wed. 22 Feb 1.30 Pennybank House; Recovery &
Wellness conference, Mon. 27 Feb 9.30-4.30 Port Vale FC, Burslem

Throughout February the Foxlowe café display will feature BV
artwork on the theme of ‘recycled art’. Our thanks to Sheena for
framing some items.

The 2017 calendar is in stock, a credit to the artists& writers who contributed. The very reasonable price is £2.50
(or £3.70 including postage). It makes a lovely gift.