Mica Montana is a researcher, wellbeing practitioner, workshop facilitator, writer and poet passionate about creating systems of care and safe spaces for people to grow it their wellbeing. Mica's passion for this work was born out of her personal experience of being sectioned due to an episode of psychosis at the age of 21 during her final year of University.
Mica completed her degree in Philosophy and Psychology and went on to complete a Masters in Cognitive Neuroscience and to train as a mindfulness facilitator. Through her mental health experiences she discovered creative writing as a tool for healing and self-published her first poetry collection ‘When Daisies Talk’ which saw a sold out launch event. After the books release, Mica began to offer poetry based workshops exploring mental health that combined her lived experience with the knowledge from her academic and professional background and started delivering workshops.
She has so far worked with the Red Cross, Aston University, the Black women's project at the University of Warwick, Niyo Enterprise, the ISPS and the Birmingham Early intervention service delivering a creative arts based psychosis recovery program. She's also been a guest lecturer at the University of Leicester and has performed spoken poetry across the UK and last year she was nominated for the creative impact award of best mental health influencer.