What we do

We give people the tools to enable them to express themselves healthily. Many people struggle with self expression or have never been allowed a voice. This can lead to damaging situations either with themselves or others.

Your Own Words uses language to help with expression. We use poetry, song lyrics, rap, spoken word and creative writing to channel our thoughts healthily. Our aim is to give people the tools to express themselves. This is not therapy it is poetry for expression.










"I like to see it as the paper is a blank canvas, the pen inks our thoughts and the poetry is our own voice."

Jenny Berry

What's new:

We are about to deliver our new 10 week course in

two male Manchester based prisons.