Poetry In Mind

Here at Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster Mind, we are lucky enough to have some truly fantastic budding poets amongst our staff and service users.  Akin Olusanya is just one such poet, who has agreed to share his amazing poetry with us.

Inspired by our Talking Therapies service, Akin has reflected on his experiences through the medium of poetry.  We hope his poetry will inspire you to make use of our Talking Therapies service if you could do with some extra support:


When the voices I hear and the voices that press

Weigh down upon my mind in fear

And my feet goes numb, feelings of being stuck

A companion to these four walls, my world

Struck by the silent persistent whisper – Your radiant sun is out there

Taking a deep breath, I take a first step, I search

Oh look; what do I see here?

Privacy and confidence,

My troubles – safely I share

Seek out this path

Seek counselling

Talking Therapies from Mind

I’m functioning once again


To register your interest in our Talking Therapies, please visit this page and submit an enquiry.

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