Write Mind is all about spreading news and views on mental health and wellbeing.
It’s a mixture of news about Mind in Bradford, articles on mental health, tips on wellbeing and creative writing pieces by our talented clients. Our aim is to address the stigma surrounding mental health and create a safe space to share stories.
Our next edition will be themed around Mental Health Awareness Day which takes place in May.
Get involved with the next edition of Write Mind
Everyone is welcome to submit ideas for content to our editorial team. We have trained journalists on-hand who can help develop ideas for articles and give you any writing tips you might need.
We welcome varied content from wellbeing tips and messages of support to longer, feature-length articles and creative writing (poems, short stories). Submissions can be printed anonymously if you prefer or with your name.
Each edition is published online and shared across our website, social media and email marketing. We also print physical copies to place in key places around Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.
All contributors get a physical copy posted to them to keep!
Please get in touch if you’d like to get involved:
Write Mind Editorial Team
Laura Heppell | Marketing and Communications Officer
Laura started working for Mind in Bradford in 2023 and is passionate about sharing stories of lived experience. Laura manages the editorial team for Write Mind and designs the publication that goes to print.
Suzy Poole | Healthy Minds Project Manager
Suzy is a fully-trained journalist with a background in local news and health reporting, including for the Bradford T&A. She currently manages the Healthy Minds website and volunteers to help edit and produce Write Mind.
Jan Winter | Communications Volunteer
Jan worked as a reporter and news editor on local newspapers in Bradford and Halifax before becoming a journalism lecturer at Sheffield College and Leeds Trinity University. She’s lived in the Bradford district since 1989 and was previously a PR and Comms Officer at Mind in Bradford.
Ian Lamb | Volunteer and Client
Ian has volunteered with Mind in Bradford for a number of years. He assists in planning content for Write Mind and is a regular contributor and interviewer. Ian is also involved in Mind in Bradford’s recruitment process from a client point of view and volunteers with the befriending service. Ian has lived experience of mental health problems and has worked within healthcare and mental health services.
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