Write to Recovery has been designed by the Scottish Recovery Network to support people affected by mental health problems on their recovery journeys.

Nobody but you has the right to define you. The words that define you have power and magic. As a hero you overcome severe challenges. In this way your story is transformed into one of triumph, inspiring and encouraging others.


What is Write to Recovery?

8 therapeutic writing workshops for anyone who has ever experienced some sort of distress, emotional difficulty or mental ill-health. These facilitated sessions will take on a new theme each week, set by the facilitators, and participants will be guided to learn a variety of techniques that will inspire them to write their own stories and experiences. The therapeutic benefits of putting pen to paper are enormous and provide an opportunity for participants to view their journey in a different light.

What should I expect?

Get together with others in a supportive environment which will enable you to engage with your creative energies to tell your story, in your way, to whom you want. There will be no pressure to read out what you’ve written and no one will be watching over your shoulder as you write. This group is very much participant led and the level of sharing will depend completely on individual preference.

No writing experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome to attend no matter their level of literacy as support can be provided from the facilitators if necessary.

Sign up

This course will run it’s pilot group with Lifelink beginning on Thursday 25th January in our head office, Melisa House in the South of the city. To sign up please register yourself using the Eventbrite link below.

Please note: This course is freely available to anyone living in the Glasgow City Council boundary. If you do not have a Glasgow City postcode unfortunately we will not be able to offer you a place on this course.

Write to Recovery at Lifelink