Centrale & Whitgift deploy inspirational poetry posters around the centre ahead of World Mental Health Day

To help raise awareness of World Mental Health Day on 10th October, The Poetry Project will be coming to Centrale & Whitgift Shopping Centre. Croydon’s top shopping destination will be displaying specially commissioned poems created by poet James McInerney to help spread positivity and prompt a wider conversation around mental health awareness.

James McInerney’s poems have been turning heads far and wide in recent years, most notably on the London Underground last Christmas, as well as in Covent Garden, Wembley and even as far as Australia and the U.S. Now James’ posters are heading to Croydon for Centrale & Whitgift customers to enjoy.

James McInerney says: “I love the idea of bringing positivity to the people of Croydon. World Mental Health day is incredibly important and should not to be overlooked. Displaying my poetry in the popular shopping centre of Centrale and Whitgift will hopefully spread the important message of positivity a little further in the lead up to the 10th October.”

David Ordman, General Manager at Centrale Shopping Centre, said: “We’re proud to support World Mental Health Day here at Centrale and Whitgift and having the work of James McInerney displayed is something we are really looking forward to. Hopefully in displaying these wonderful poems we will be able to spread the message of hope and optimism ahead of the day.”

Centrale & Whitgift customers are encouraged to come down to the centre on the week leading up to World Mental Health Day to read these positive poems and take part in raising awareness of this day.

The Poetry Project will be on display between the 7th and 10th October. If you spot a poem don’t forget to share it on Instagram and tag @CentraleCroydon.

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