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Monday, September 23, 2013

Lorikeet Centre's “Open Your Mind “ 2013


Because of the success of the “Open Your Mind “poetry competition last year the Lorikeet Centre will be holding it again for 2013 during Mental Health week. The poet must have had a lived experience of a mental illness or a carer of someone with a mental illness.

Poets may enter two poems but from different themes.

The poems need to be between 4 to 12 lines in length:


Celebrate the positive events in your life, as well as the strengths and values that have helped you through more challenging times.

Connecting with others by paying close attention to your close relationships, or by reaching out and making new friends.

Growing: Expanding your horizons and trying something new that creates meaning and purpose for you.
Other options:

My well being – be aware, look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Activity: An activity that has assisted you in your mental health recovery.

Please title your poem and which theme you are entering.

There will be three prizes:  $150 for the winning poem, $75 highly commended and $45 commended. Winners also receive a framed certificate.
Awards to the winners will be presented at the Lorikeet Centre 104 Cambridge Street West leederville on Tuesday 8th October from 10.30am. Platters of food and soft drink served after awards.
After the winners read out their poems and accepted their prizes then everyone who entered may read out their poem. (Voluntary)
Send poems to Ernie Hansen at PO Box 1006 West leederville 6901or email

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