‘Game Over’ – Interview with the play’s author, David Bain

‘Game Over’ is a comedy musical that tackles the subject of suicide. With the play being performed at The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool on this coming Friday – 26th October, we are very grateful to the play’s author and director, David Bain, for taking the time to answer a few…

“Turmoil” and “Peaks and Troughs”

Here are two poems from a new poet to the WellPool blog and we have great pleasure in sharing her awesome talent with our readers. Let us introduce a very talented, young lady called Sarah Strutt whom we’re sure we’ll be hearing a lot more of in the future. We…

Pictures from the Photography I session on 29th August 2018

Last year, when we did our photography session at Liverpool Central Library, it was unfortunate that the roof, which offers some great views, was closed for maintenance. This year we were double-lucky. Not only was the roof open, but the weather was kind to us. Although when taking photos on…

The Bright Light – A Metaphor for Hope

Welcome to our latest team member, Jo Vick. Posting a poem for the first time. This is a tribute to service users and the support services they use. The bright light was calling, calling for a while But at the first callings, I could not even raise a smile I…

News from The Comedy Trust

INTERNATIONAL WEEKEND OF WELLBEING COMES TO LIVERPOOL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2018 7 VENUES ACROSS ST GEORGE’S QUARTER TO HOST FREE EVENTS ON SEP 15th & 16th On September 15th and 16th, the inaugural International Weekend of Wellbeing will see 7 venues across Liverpool’s St George’s Quarter become an exciting hub for a cutting-edge and compelling conversation…

Kindred Minds’ Summer Fete

Kindred Minds had their Summer Fete on Friday, 10th August. And of course, after weeks of heatwave, you say ‘Summer Fete’ and rain is guaranteed. BUT, it was still a lot of fun! There was a great stall selling arts, crafts and plants. All the items were made or grown…

Reaffirming Creativity

I came across this article the other day, and as a passionate believer in the value of creativity to mental health, I thought I’d post it here. The Time to Embrace Creativity is Now… The time in my life that was marked by a complete lack of creativity, was the…

Drawing Down The Goddess With Earth Moves

I recently had the pleasure of attending an event put on by Earth Moves at the Walker Art Gallery and Liverpool World Museum. It was called Drawing Down The Goddess and it was an interesting exploration of mythological goddess culture, discovering our own personal connection by the medium of drawing and finding out about the strong…

Liverpool Mental Health Consortium’s Headspace Hangar

I had the privilege of volunteering at the Headspace Hangar that Liverpool Mental Health Consortium brought to this year’s Africa Oyé Festival in Sefton Park.  A quiet, safe space for festival goers to chill out providing an oasis of calm for anyone feeling overwhelmed by the excitement and stress such events…

Mad Pride

        On Saturday 21st April I attended my first Mad Pride. Mad Pride is an annual event hosted by LMHC (Liverpool Mental Health Consortium), this is its third year in Liverpool. Mad Pride has its roots in Toronto, Canada where it began in 1996 and is now a worldwide movement made…

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