MAD Poetry In-Patient Workshop with Alise Blayney

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from 1 Oct 2021 to 31 Oct 2021

We will be hosting our first pilot in-patient closed workshop to be held at the Wollongong Acute Adult Mental Health Ward across October hosted by poet and peer worker Alise Blayney.

MAD Poetry is an initiative that originated in the Illawarra. The key focus of the project is on creating a safe writing space for emerging voices with a lived/living experience of mental health issues to express how they see the world, where these poets can define themselves through their creativity not their diagnosis, and explore by pen and page their experience of illness, institutions, recovery, self-care, and beyond.