The Word is Out is a creative writing project delivered by and for people who use mental health services. Everything about The Word is Out, including the name, promotional materials and logo, the choice of workshops and venues were the decision of a group, made up predominantly of service users. The majority of workshop facilitators are service users.
This book is a collection of poems, songs and short stories from The Word is Out, a creative writing project run by and for people who use mental health services. It was funded by a Guys and St. Thomas Charitable fund and was founded at the Social Inclusion Hope and Recovery Project, (SHARP) a statutory service in Lambeth, part of the South London and Maudsley Hospital Trust.