Today is the first day of the biggest creative campaign in United Response’s history – Postcards from the Edges

Through artwork, poetry, stories, collages or messages, we want people to express what is important to them – their lives, hopes, fears and achievements.

Find out more about the postcards project on our brand-spanking-new website.

There are stories behind every postcard on the website; many are and will remain private. However, some people wanted to share their stories with the world, many hoping to create better understanding of the lives of disabled people.

So, over the coming year, we will regularly post a selection of these stories on both the Postcards from the Edges website and on the United Response blog.

Our first 'Postcard of the week' has been created by an anonymous 84 year old man with mental health needs, and is called "What’s in my head ".

This watercolour piece was painted in a workshop at the United Response Community Network in Kent. Asked about his postcard, the man simply said he had captured “what’s in my head”.

You can read the full story of "What's in my head" and see many more postcards on the Postcards from the Edges website.

If you want to make postcards at home, request one of our practical postcard packs – it contains everything you need; from the postcard template to ideas for themes – just email postcards@unitedresponse.org.uk.


Beth Bridewell, media assistant.