Wanda Canton provides workshops, group courses and individual mentoring exploring how spoken word poetry, hip-hop and creative writing can enhance mental health and wellbeing. She has worked across community projects, mental health services and forensic psychiatric hospitals. She was the Spoken Word Judge for leading prison arts awards scheme, the Koestler Trust in 2018 and 2019 and featured on Fearne Cotton’s ‘Happy Place’ podcast which reached Number 15 in the iTunes UK Top Episodes Podcast Charts. As an artist herself she is published in the ICA and performances include VFringe Festival and the Southbank Centre. She works independently as founder and facilitator of SoundOutUK.

Wanda is particularly focused on providing creative sessions for marginalised communities and/or those working/living in challenging environments including statutory mental health and forensic services. She has worked with:

  • Community mental health day centres 

  • NHS Forensic Psychiatric Hospitals (low and medium secure)

  • Domestic Violence Charity 

  • Mental Health & Wellbeing community events and projects 

  • Emergency Services Frontline Staff 

  • Wellbeing and Arts Festivals including Edinburgh Fringe and 'Happy Place' 2019

**Sound Out UK is not a therapy service