Survivors Poetry



Telephone: 020 7281 4654

Address: Studio 11, Bickerton House, 25-27 Bickerton Road, Archway, London N19 5JT

Survivors’ Poetry is a London-based National arts charity that works to support, promote and publish the poetry of people who have been through, or are currently in the UK’s mental health system. We work with ‘survivors’ of psychiatric illness, drug addiction, sexual abuse, and mood-altering medication. Many of our clients have experienced the dark end of life in psychiatric hospitals, prisons, rehabilitation units, or counselling centres; all are trying hard to get their lives back together again.

Survivors’ Poetry is a user led organisation, providing workshops, performances, readings, training courses and publications to the widest possible audience of survivors, health service providers and arts professionals, with over 95% of staff, volunteers, trustees and advisers coming from a survivor background.

As a charity, Survivors’ Poetry aims to reach all survivors: the one in four who experience mental health problems at some point in their lives, those who self define, or identify with their definition, and those who do not define themselves at all.


There are nine regions. The groups meet at regular, but variable intervals, to hold workshops, performances, readings and to publish their own Anthologies, and Newsletters. For more information about regional groups or if you have any concerns please call the office or Outreach Worker, Roy Birch.

Bristol Survivors’ Poetry
26 Bradley Avenue, Shirehampton, Bristol BS11 9SL
Telephone: 0117 983 2790

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Registered Charity Number 1040177

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