Writing for self-expression

Online only

Online Recovery College Courses (18+)

Expressive writing is about self-expression. It helps a person to think about their experiences and put their thoughts and feelings into words. These workshops will offer you an opportunity to reflect and write in a safe, friendly and confidential atmosphere that fosters personal awareness and wellbeing.

It doesn’t matter whether or not you’re used to writing, the exercises and conversation will help you to write about your life and experiences; from a few lines to a story, from a list to a poem, from all the things you’ve missed over the past couple of years, to all the things you’ve gained.

At each session, the facilitator (a professional writer supported by the Royal Literary Fund) will read aloud a short piece of published writing (poetry or prose) and invite you to talk about how the words impact on you. Short writing prompts and exercises will then be offered to help you write about your own experiences, thoughts and feelings.


Feedback from Anonymous Student 

“The last course I attended gave me the freedom to express my thoughts in words given the acceptance and encouragement of the group.

I enjoyed exploring ideas within the group and the feedback was awesome.”

At Online only

Start dates and time

Monday4 November 202410.30am-12.00pm4 weeks
Thursday6 March 20251pm-2.30pm3 weeks

How do I enrol?

You are not referred to the Recovery College, you can simply enrol yourself, or on behalf of someone, for any of our courses that may be of interest to you. Our courses are open to all adults and we welcome carers, supporters and professionals too.

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