Do you enjoy writing, reading or listening to poetry? Why not join us at one of our friendly and informal (Un)spoken Word poetry events?

Our (Un)spoken Word poetry group was born in 2021; the title chosen because talking about mental health, wellbeing and life can often remain unspoken.

We have welcomed many to our informal events, including those who have never written poetry before, but left inspired! We understand that some people just like to listen to poetry and that is OK too. All are very welcome.

In 2023 we published a volume of poetry which you can read here.

We also have an (Un)spoken Word fundraising campaign and all kind donations will be used to help fund creative activities with patients, carers and communities. If you have been inspired by our poetry please consider a contribution.

(Un)spoken Word for 2024

We will be organising (Un)spoken Word poetry group meetings and events soon. Dates will be shared here and on our social media channels so keep an eye out!

Our face-to-face events will take place in local community venues, including poetry walks in our beautiful local parks. More details will be available soon. To receive an invite contact:

We want to distribute our poetry book to our patients, service users and the wider community.

There is no cost, but we are asking readers to consider a donation to our Trust charity Brighter Lives. Charity funds raised will go towards supporting patient activities on our wards and in the community.

You can donate at the (Un)spoken Word Just Giving page.

If you would like to know more about (Un)spoken Word you can contact:

David Stocks (

Kate Pritchard (