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To view the poetry and art/photography gallery for rethinkyourmind please click below:


Poetry 2014/15     Gallery 2014/15
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I feel better when I am...

Draw your ideas for poems, artwork and photography from this sentence.


How to enter

resgister to the site and enter for Free!

  • You can submit 2 pieces of artwork/photography
  • You can submit 2 poems
  • The competition is centered in positivity, only positive material will be published

This venture will run from the 14th November 2014 to 15 February 2015.









With good mental health I have…

Our aim is for people to share and gain ideas of how to achieve good mental health through creativity. The website also signposts organisations that can support and save lives.


  • Imagine yourself with good mental health, what would you have in your life?
  • If you currently have good mental health, what helps you to maintain it?


The rethinkyourmind project is aimed at both children and adults. We aim to encourage everyone to discuss mental health issues openly while focusing on positive ways forward.


Register and Submit click here:


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Here are some words from the SISO toolkit that could help you meet the project criteria:


Transformational Language

  • Active
  • Affectionate
  • Appreciative
  • Articulate
  • Artistic
  • Balanced
  • Blissful
  • Calm
  • Capable
  • Caring
  • Clever
  • Compassionate
  • Confident
  • Confident
  • Considerate
  • Creative
  • Deserving
  • Dynamic
  • Ecstatic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Euphoric
  • Exciting
  • Fair
  • Flexible
  • Fulfilled
  • Funny
  • Gentle
  • Happy
  • Intelligent
  • Interesting
  • Intuitive
  • Joyful
  • Kind
  • Lighthearted
  • Likeable
  • Loveable
  • Loving
  • Passionate
  • Patient
  • Peaceful
  • Positive
  • Proud
  • Relaxed
  • Responsible
  • Responsive
  • Self-aware
  • Sensitive
  • Serene
  • Strong
  • Supportive
  • Tactful
  • Tender
  • Thoughtful
  • Tolerant
  • Trusting
  • Understanding
  • Unique
  • Warm




Georgina delivers presentations to a wide variety of audiences. Her work has led to her being awarded honorary lecturer status within the Institute’s Section of Mental Health Nursing. She also works for various Universities and NHS Trusts.


Georgina has said: “For many years I felt afraid to say ‘my son suffers from Schizophrenia’ due to the negative perception all too often portrayed by the media. We will continue to campaign for all those who have been unlucky enough to develop a mental illness something that is no more than a tragic life event.”


Georgina is an accomplished public speaker and has spoken at many conferences nationally. She is an Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry where she has delivered “The Carers Perspective” through three short courses for the past 10



To the left is the front cover of the DVD “Schizophrenia The Whole Picture”. This DVD is now available as a free resource (only the postage and packaging is payable) to mental health carers and professionals in fact anyone who would like to learn more about Schizophrenia. To obtain a copy send a SAE padded envelope with 2 first class stamps


“Dam Fyne” 180 Long Lane
Essex RM16 2PU


and we will send the dvd to you by return post.










get support







National Support

To gain information and support from all the National and project lead organisations and charities supporting this venture please click here.




ChildLine on 0800 1111 or is the UK’s free, confidential helpline dedicated to children and young people. Whenever children need us, ChildLine will be there for them – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.




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To gain totally confidential support from the Samaritans you can contact them in the UK and Ireland on 08457 90 90 90




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NHS Choices

To gain information and support from NHS Choices please click here.





The NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network (MHN)

To gain information and support from The NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network Please click here.








NHS Trusts

To gain information and support from all the NHS Trusts that are supporting this venture please click here.

















Leicester/Shire Support

To gain information and support from local organisations and charities in Leicester/Shire that are supporting this venture. please click here



Local Support Coming Soon

We hope to make this section extensive to local areas across the country in the future.



Other Avenues Of Support


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To gain information and support from Change4Life please click here


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The Money Advice Service

To gain information and support from The Money Advice Service please click here




Georgina Wakefield

Georgina teaches on the three clinical short courses at the Institute of Psychiatry, providing both carer and user perspectives of recovering from Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder.


She is also an examiner for these three courses and runs workshops on the subject.


She delivers presentations to a wide variety of audiences. Her work has led to her being awarded honorary lecturer status within the Institute’s Section of Mental Health Nursing.


She also works for various universities and NHS Trusts.













the rym singles

The Singles


The rym singles are available for free download please click the covers or

play buttons below to find out more.


The songs are also available on many online stores, any money made from

these sales will go into producing more ‘Yellow Books’ that will be made

available for free nationwide.


To watch the music videos made from the singles please click here …


R2efuge - This World  i feel life 2     



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 Listen to the tracks below:








The Lyrics, B-side poems and front cover Artwork for the tracks were selected

from the rethinkyourmind project. To view all of the selections that made the singles

please click the CD:


This World was recently played on BBC Introducing 



To find out more about refuge and Rubie Colt click their logos below:

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We would like to say a massive thank you to the studios below

for all their help and support in helping the singles to become a reality

Click the logos below to find out more about their work:


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the music

We create music using your selected artwork, photography or poetry.



Once rethinkyourmind 2014/15 is complete, the 4 music singles will be available for download.


The bands and artists

These are the bands and artists that give up their time for this project.  Our sincere thanks to all of them.




As lead singer with The Bluetones Mark enjoyed a 15 year recording career that produced 6 studio albums, 3 of which achieving Top 10 sales in the UK, including the #1 album ‘Expecting to Fly’, 13 Top 40 singles, and a Brit nomination in 1996.

Mark has recorded 2 solo albums and music for various side projects, including the Title and Chapter music for the 6 audio book versions of David Walliams’ children’s stories. Mark was also a judge on the Album of the Year panel for the Ivor Novello Awards.


Lucy Ward is an award winning acoustic artist from Derby. After winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy’s career has gone from strength to strength.

In 2013 it was announced that she had been nominated for the acclaimed “Folk Singer of the Year” at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, making Lucy one of the youngest people ever to be nominated for this most prestigious award.

Her latest album ‘Single Flame’ became MOJO #2 Best Folk Album 2013.


Refuge are an acoustic band with baggage, sporting an appropriate interest in pushbikes & cheesecake!

The latest album ‘Time Together’ and new single ‘Reflections’ have been played on BBC Introducing.

Refuge are currently working on ‘Moving InWards’, with Mark Morriss, former lead singer of ‘The Bluetones’, this project aims to make live music an everyday feature on mental health wards.

Working on ‘rethinkyourmind’ 2012 was an excellent experience for the band and they are looking forward to being involved again!


Olivia Rose Deane is a Leicester based singer songwriter who has long written music and songs for herself and has recently discovered that other people like listening to them too.

As well as a few gigs and performing at Edinburgh Fringe; Olivia has also released her debut single “Sally” and getting ready to record the next.




rethinkyourmind music 2012

Find out more about the music videos by clicking here …


 Listen and download the tracks below:

R2efuge - This World  





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meet the art assessors


Gary Hodges – Artist
Gary Hodges is the chair of the rethinkyourmind art assessor Panel. Born in South London, Gary is one of the world’s most successful and best loved wildlife artists, publishing his own work, selling over 106,000 personally signed and numbered prints.



Keith Cooper – Photographer
Born in Ipswich, Keith is a Pro Photographer, produces commercial photography, articles and reviews at Northlight Images.



Jenny Escritt – Photographer Printmaker

Born in Leicester, Jenny has a particular interest in experimenting with photographic and print processes to spur enquiry and evoke emotional response.


Lucia Masundire 

Lucia Masundire – Arts Development Manager

Lucia has been working in arts development for over 6 years working at Leicestershire County Council.





Steve Mcloughlin – Artist
Born in Derbyshire, Steve’s paintings have been influenced by the landscapes such as the Peak District and Cornish Coast.