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“Poems for the wall” heads south west

A very good international magazine called “Resurgence,” based in Devon, did a feature on the project in July this year. Click here for the online version. And during November, an exhibition of the project’s bilingual poems went up in a busy public setting run by Bristol University. The poems make a strong public statement of mutual […]

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Further Poems for…the wall developments

The charity’s  Poems for… project (now re-named Poems for the wall) has launched two new collections for use in schools. With help from the charity United Response, the new collections were launched in Bristol. The larger collection seeks to communicate some of the experience of having mental health problems. The other seeks the same thing with […]

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Catching up

Through the first half of 2017 this website is changing in various ways. Partly in how it looks. Partly in its role. The change is due partly to the fact that the site was looking increasingly dated. But also it was no longer doing a real job. It began as a description of the charity’s […]

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Poems for…the wall developments

For nearly ten years now, the charity’s “Poems for…” project has been offering bilingual poem-posters for public display. Mostly they go to school-teachers, for use in schools all over the world. More recently two new collections have been added. One is on mental health, the other on Learning Disability. The collections were launched in Bristol […]

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The Death of Mary Young, Hyphen-21 Trustee

Mary Young born 12th December 1924, died 29th April 2012. Introduction Mary was a long-standing Trustee of Hyphen-21 and so it is fitting that a tribute to her should appear on the charity’s web-site. A pdf version of this tribute can be accessed here, for printing, if you choose Mary Young was a woman of […]

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High Wire Connection across a big break

This online bulletin at the end of July 2012 can serve as an update.For those interested, we shall be uploading in the near future a copy of the Director’s report recently sent in to Companies House, updating on developments up until Christmas 2012. The same report has also been uploaded on the Charity Commissions website. […]

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Does Listening to People Need Skill ? Does it Matter ?

An opinion piece by Rogan Wolf has been published in the February edition of “Open Mind,” a bi-monthly periodical produced by “MIND,” the national charity. The full version of the piece can be read here. It expresses Rogan’s concern that top-down directives requiring managers to consult with the users of their services, have led to […]

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“Poems for…the wall” website attracts world-wide interest

Rogan Wolf, the project worker for “Poems for…the wall”, put together the short report during Christmas 2008. It entailed tracking all the registrations the new site had received since the April launch, and establishing where they had come from and how they planned to use poem-posters once down-loaded. You can read the report here.Findings from […]

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Hyphen-21 holds its AGM

The AGM took place in the Royal Brompton Hospital, South Kensington, London. It followed a bilingual poetry reading in the main reception area of the hospital. The event was organised jointly with Victoria Hume of rb&hArts and opened by Dr Mark Rigby, one of the hospital staff. Then a large, appreciative and lively audience, mainly […]

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