Congratulations to the 50 national winners who we are announcing over the month of May. 18 pieces of selected artwork & photography & 18 selected poems are below – well done to everyone and thank you all for creatively expressing wellbeing!


21st May- 9 Selected poems:

A Perfect Day by Mandy Brook

A pug in a hat by Gem Moran

Bed by Jitendra Bhatt

Mindfulness by Helen Washington

Mummy Glue by Nabeel Mirza

Running by David Parkin

Say by D.A.Prince

The River by Paul Rudman

I feel better as one by David Holloway


15th May – 9 pieces of selected artwork & photography:

8th May- 9 Selected poems:

Thursday by Ashanti Wenham

Watching and Waiting by Zoe Lathbury

Yellow Flower by Darren Howes

I feel better when… by Gemma Voce

I feel better when by Joanna Watson

Down the valley and back by Jonathan Hill

Everything has a purpose by Ibrahim Mirza

Feeling Blue by Sue Melvin

Listen by Catherine Murphy


1st May – 9 pieces of selected artwork & photography:



Learn about all the upcoming announcements here..



The Assessor Panels:

Art & Photography Panel:
Gary Hodges, Keith Cooper, Jenny Escritt, Lucia Masundire, Steven Mcloughlin

Poetry Panel:
Lydia Towsey, Mellow Baku, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, Adam Horovitz, Georgina Wakefield

Art & Photography:


‘It’s the third running of this great competition and the standard and quantity of entries improves year upon year. The quality of entries of art, photos and poems and the resulting ‘Little Yellow book’ shows an uplifting and creative meeting of minds’.

Gary Hodges
Chair of the Art/Photography Assessor Panel


‘I have loved being one of the judges for this Project, I have felt inspired and frequently humbled by the range and creative delivery of ideas relating to the theme. The winning entries are wonderful and reflect the diversity in media and approach of the entries this year.’

Jenny Escritt
Art/Photography Assessor


‘I have really enjoyed selecting the artwork for the second time running. The submissions were of great quality and really fitted the brief, many inspired and uplifted and will make for a wonderful new edition of the ‘Yellow Book’.

Lucia Masundire
Art/Photography Assessor


‘The quality of work was excellent this year, and choosing the winning pieces was a real challenge!  All the work featured in the little yellow book is incredibly valuable,   both to encourage others to use creativity as a way to make sense of their experiences and to  promote mental health awareness.’

Steven McLoughlin
Art/Photography Assessor




‘Yet again, shortlisting and picking the final winners was made extraordinarily difficult because the standard of writing was so innovative, heartfelt, insightful and above all, uplifting. Poetry in the UK is alive and well!’

Lydia Towsey
Chair of the Poetry Assessor Panel


‘It was a pleasure to read through such a great selection of poetry, enough for 2 or 3 little yellow books! We had to choose from so many well crafted and thoughtful entries.  All the chosen pieces speak from unique, inspirational perspectives in different ways and voices, of wellbeing, feeling better and being positive. Congratulations and many thanks.’

Mellow Baku
Poetry Assessor


‘It’s always difficult to pick out poems for a competition, and particularly in the case of the Rethink Your Mind project, as there is such a swell of positivity in all of the poems. Happily this means that a difficult process is also a pleasurable one. A competition may have to have winners, but I really hope that everyone who submitted keeps writing, as every poem I read had something worthwhile to say.’

Adam Horovitz
Poetry Assessor


‘it took me a long time to decide who the winners of this contest should be, the poems were all extremely good and inspiring congratulations to the winners and well done to you all.’

Georgina Wakefield
Poetry Assessor


Thank you to all those who contributed, coached, supported, assessed and facilitated this project!