Friday 1 April 2016

A Day in My Head, by Aron Bennett

Aron Bennett is looking for budding diary writers for his project “A Day in My Head,” a collection of diary entries to be written on May 16th 2016 by people round the world who are affected by a mental health condition. If you are interested in taking part, you can contact Aron via any of the links below.


A Day in My Head

This is a fairly new project and I really need the help of fellow writers.

With the aid of a few mental health charities, I am compiling a book which encompasses a day in the life of people living with mental illness. I am looking for 500 volunteers to each write about one particular day: May 16th 2016, which is the start of National Mental Health Awareness Week. I will self-publish the work and all profits will go to charity.

The aim of the project is to end stigma as well as to raise money for charity. It is also a chance for people to get their voices heard and their literary skills recognised by a much wider audience.

I am looking for an array of individuals with different backgrounds, cultures, experiences and mental health conditions. Professionals and carers are also welcome.

In terms of the content itself, I am asking for up to 750 words (it is fine to write less). It should incorporate your current experiences but can draw on past experiences also. I will be editing only to the extent that entries are grammatically correct and “in good taste” (a very loose stipulation, people's experiences should not be censored at all).

If all that suits you, I look forward to working with you!

Aron Bennet

Twitter: @Mentalhealthproject
Facebook: A Day in My Head (Public group)


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