Shannon Westacott

Poet and Freelance Writer

United Kingdom

Freelance writer/poet with a focus on mental health, currently living in Manchester UK.

MMU & The Horsfall
Words To Grow X Alone/Together

A booklet created for use by both young people and mental health practitioners to encourage the exploration of loneliness/isolation through poetry. Written & designed following a year long collaborative project the workbook compliments a Poetry For Self Care workshop and includes prompts, exercises and content to encourage people to create.

Independently Published
The Trapped Mermaid

A poetry collection exploring local myths of magic, relationships with the places we call home, with ourselves and with the people we love.

42nd Street & The Horsfall
The Future Is Ours Festival

Poetry both performed and displayed around the city as a part of 'The Future Is Ours' - a festival to celebrate and amplify youth voice. My work was displayed on billboards in The Northern Quarter, central Manchester and Castlefield.