Welcome to Poetry Prescribed- where we do just that, prescribe you poetry! We deliver therapeutic workshops promoting poetry as a self healing tool; and an effective way to manage mental health and wellbeing. Poetry has the ability to inspire thought, expression and creativity. Our founder Esi Yankey began writing poetry as a child, and carried her love of writing into adulthood. Upon learning more about the therapeutic benefits of poetry and creative writing, she realised that she had been unknowingly using poetry as a therapy tool for many, many years. Combining her love of poetry, with her knowledge of holistic therapy, and passion for mental health awareness; Esi founded Poetry Prescribed in 2017, with the primary aim of improving people's mental health and well being using poetry.
"I felt moved, inspired and energised during and afterwards too. I genuinely don't know where that poem came from, and never would have believed I could write something, let alone something from the heart and imagination like that." – James Boris Kay
"A safe, warm space to reflect and create. Inspiration for me is not easily come by, but Poetry Prescribed offers so many tools and vital conversations, it's hard not to leave feeling energised and ready to write!" – Becksy Becks
"To some (including me) this will be a healing space, to others therapy, or simply an opportunity to feel free to create. I would so recommend Esi's work in both voluntary and statutory organisations" - Judy Worrell
The only requirements for attending our workshops are an open mind, and a willingness to explore your own creativity.
We look forward to prescribing you poetry!