We know that writing can support health and wellness in many different ways.
So we’re on a mission to raise awareness of this powerful, accessible and flexible self-care tool.
We’re teaming up with tutor Kate McBarron to create a book that brings together all that is wonderful about writing for wellbeing.
We’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences. Tell us how writing has supported you and help us to spread the word about what #writingcan do. Share your experience via social media or using the contact form on this page.
You can send us as much or as little detail as you like, from just a sentence about why you value writing to a longer example of how writing has helped you. Have you ever written a gratitude list and found it uplifting? Perhaps you like to write letters or emails that connect you with loved ones. Or maybe you keep a journal or write poetry to release your emotions. If writing has supported you or given you a boost, let us know.
There are lots of ways to share your thoughts. Get in touch on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or using the contact form below.
We will check with you first before including anything you send us in our final book!
Have you used writing for your own wellbeing?
Tell us about it on Twitter.
Make sure you use the hashtag #writingcan
Do you ever turn to writing for support?
Fill us in on Facebook.
Remember to use the hashtag #writingcan
Have you had a great experience with writing?
Inspire us on Instagram.
Include the hashtag #writingcan
Have you got a story to share about how writing has helped you?
Let us know using the contact form below.
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When you get in touch with us via this contact form, we will not share your experiences – either on social media or in our final book – without checking with you first. If you wish, you can choose for anything we share to remain anonymous or you can instruct us to keep your experiences private (in which case we will use them purely to help us develop key themes for our book).
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We have been gathering thoughts, experiences and feedback about how #writingcan make a positive difference to people's lives.
The visual below shows the most popular themes so far.
See if these ring true for you!
Find out more about the story behind this project.
Feeling #burntout at work? Make space in your mind through mindfulness. Noting down your thoughts, feelings, to-do's or goals can help you with productivity and cultivate a calmer mind. Give it a try and see what #WritingCan do for you...
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'I felt a hundred times better for writing my thoughts down. It gave huge clarity...'
- Claire Maguire, WriteWell community guide
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Feeling unproductive? Restless? Or struggling with brain fog? Take 15 minutes to jot down your most pressing thoughts or to-dos. Get it all out on a page and see if #writingcan help you feel better ✍️
#5amwritersclub #calm #wellness #journaling #gratitude
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Writing before bed can help us decompress and prepare for a replenishing night’s sleep 😴
Do you use writing to help you drift off? #writingcan #sleep
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