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Derbyshire Healthcare Writing Competition

Share your experiences of NHS services and help challenge health stigmas.  

Write a short piece titled ‘Looking Back/Looking Forwards’ about…

  • Your experiences of mental illness, substance misuse, learning disabilities or any of the wider specialist services provided by the Trust
  • A story of recovery through NHS services, challenge or hope for the future
  • The experience of children and/or families through our children’s services.

Everyone is welcome to participate and share their experiences.

The Trust and its Council of Governors hope that this competition will challenge the stigma around mental ill health, substance misuse, learning disabilities and wider services provided by the Trust, and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion by giving entrants the opportunity to explore these topics.

The competition is open to service users, carers, Trust members, Trust staff, stakeholders, partner organisations and the voluntary sector. If you would like to find out more or request an entry form and guidance email dhcft.membership@nhs.net or telephone 01332 623723.

Winning entries will be announced at the Trust’s Annual Members’ Meeting on 11 September 2019 at Kingsway Hospital in Derby.

You can send a poem, short story, letter, diary entry or blog post (maximum 500 words). Closing date: Friday 19 July 2019

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