How it works

What you can expect as a WriteWell member

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.


Lots of choice - all included in your subscription fee
You’ll find a variety of therapeutic writing exercises, courses and live workshops, and join a friendly bunch of people. Our community already includes health workers, musicians, furloughed people, retail and hospitality workers, many of whom have never written before.

There are lots of different activities to try:

    • Creative warm-ups
      Simple 5-10 minute positive writing exercises to warm you up and allow you to start feeling the benefits of writing for wellbeing immediately, from free-writing to practising affirmations. 
    • Bitesize classes
      For more of a challenge, spend an hour learning how to write yourself calmer, build better habits, become more self-aware or dip a toe into writing fiction.
    • Longer courses
      You might like to sign up to our more structured four-week courses, where you learn in a small group, with guided writing assignments and discussion points plus weekly deadlines to keep you progressing. There are fixed start dates to help you get creative with a friendly bunch of fellow writers, and you can choose from courses including navigating change, finding purpose and seeing the bigger picture.
    • Live events
      Book in for a talk or workshop with inspirational people from the world of writing and wellbeing. Our first guest, bestselling writer and mental-health campaigner Rachel Kelly, went down a storm. All our live guests are recorded so you can watch them back later.
    • Mindfulness community challenges
      Take part in our seven-day mindfulness writing challenges, which incorporate meditation, mindfulness principles and writing assignments.
    • Book club
      Each month we suggest an uplifting and thought-provoking book to read - join our live get-together at the end of the month to chat informally about how the reading affected you.
    • Just write
      And at any time in the month, you can get creative by responding to our monthly writing prompt. Be brave and share your work, whether you’ve produced a short story or a snapshot of your day.


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.


'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

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