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


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We've moved!

Our new address is
Bank House
20 St Edwards St
ST13 5DS








December Newsletter

Annual Report 2016-17




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 were fortunate to receive one of the last 3 ‘community matters’ cheques from Waitrose & are grateful to the store & its customers for supporting us.

Great News: BV is one of Co-op Local Community Fund’s chosen causes, 9 April - 7 October 2017. They give 1% of member spend (Co-op branded products) to local causes. So please join, spend & choose us.


The December 2017 newsletter has been added on the newsletter page (10/12/2017)

The 2016-17 Annual report has been added to the newsletter page

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Look out for the 2018 BV calendar on sale soon.
In the end, we received over £1200 from the Co-op Community Fund.

We’re also very grateful to the Leek Town Lands Trust for a £500 grant towards rent & £100 from Margaret Lovatt’s Councillors’ Community Initiative Fund, towards our new phone.

Responding to some writing homework, Jason, who’s settling into his new job, sent in a wonderful letter of thanks to BV.