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Creative Writing

New Project

Join Our Writer Development Project (WDP)

A one-year creative writing project organized by BAME Mental Health Support (BMHS) sponsored by the Book Council of Wales and supported by Mind Cymru.

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The Creative Writing project aims to support Wales-based minority ethnic people to proffer ideas in writing on how mental health services in Wales can be improved and support them to professionally advance their creative writing skills and careers through training, mentoring, and coaching. There is also the opportunity to support writers to get published.


Training Workshops

Through carefully developed and structured training sessions delivered by experts in all genres of writing, participants are expected to learn, develop and be able to produce their creative pieces which are publication standard. These sessions will be live (in person and virtual) to enhance better content assimilation through question-and-answer sessions with instructors. Sessions will be recorded to allow participants to always review lecture notes.

Drop in Sessions

These sessions, which are held 3 times a month on Fridays from 5pm to 7 pm, are geared towards providing writers with the latest information about events in the creative writing industry, including ongoing writing competitions. These will run concurrently with the mentoring and coaching sessions.

Mentoring and Coaching Sessions

There will be weekly mentoring and coaching sessions to be facilitated by established and renowned authors/writers from BAME community in Wales. The sessions are designed to expose participants to various writers who write across different genres, and also give program participants the opportunity to ask the authors about their work, and how they navigated the writing world.

Writers Development Project
  • Are you a writer or an aspiring writer?

  • Do you desire to write and get published?

  • Do you wish to write on how mental health services can be improved in Wales?

  • Are you looking for a platform to share your thoughts and feelings with the world?

  • Are you passionate about writing and inspiring others through the written word?

If you have answered “Yes”, then the Writer Development Project is just the right fit for you. It has been carefully designed to support you to professionally advance your creative writing and work through coaching, mentoring, workshops, training, and general information.

For more information /Inquiry, send a mail to

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is contacting us free?
    Our helpline number is a free number so you dont have to worry about mobile cost.
  • Is the service confidential?
    We take confidentiality very serious at BMHS. You can be sure that our conversation will be strictly confidential.
  • What can I speak to you about?
    You can get in touch about anything that is troubling you, no matter how large or small the issue feels.
  • Is this service for me?
    It is for everyone over the age of 18, particularly if you identify as Black, Asian, and other minority ethnic or socially deprived group.
  • What is the best time to call?
    If you need advice or specialist support for a specific issue, such as a bereavement or domestic abuse, we will provide you with contact details of specialist organisations, which you may find helpful.


For more information about this project, direct inquiries to:

Ronald Ikpe

19 High Street,



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