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Jan Noble was the poetry tutor for award-winning Hackney mental health charity Core Arts for 10 years. He set up the publishing imprint Not Your Average Type and produced 100 titles for users of the psychiatric services. He has organised poetry programmes and events with refugee writers and young offenders and has run workshops in prisons, hospices and day centres. During the COVID-19 pandemic he helped vulnerable adults stay connected by offering free online classes for mental health service users as well as open access poetry courses.