There is a growing body of evidence about the benefits of writing for mental health. But how do you get started? What kind of writing? And can anyone feel better just by writing?
We set up WriteWell as a safe and accessible place online where anyone can have a go at writing for wellbeing.
There are lots of different activities to try:
Everything happens in our secure online space, where we encourage you to write and learn together, to discuss ideas, and make new friends on our courses and live events. There is no set time that you have to be online. Most people who join WriteWell fit learning around their work or caring responsibilities, which is why we teach in this non-synchronous way. There is plenty of support if you get stuck from our Community Guides who are mental-health first aiders.
All our content and learning materials are available 24/7 and include text, audio and video (with written transcripts). Any live events and book club get-togethers are held on Zoom at a set time.
SOME MEMBERS DESCRIBE THEIR EXPERIENCE
'Wow, just the act of putting pen to paper has opened up a new and exciting avenue on my journey to embrace my changed life, thank you.’ - Amanda
‘WriteWell offers an eclectic collection of writing prompts, courses and events in an approachable, and easy-to-use format that will be sure to help anyone on their own writing journey no matter their experience level.’ – Hannah
‘WriteWell has enabled me to meet like-minded people in a supportive way. The writing prompts have been a great help when I’ve been feeling stuck and the author talk with Rachel Kelly was really inspiring. So glad I signed up!’ - Sarah