Write Your Way to Recovery

Everyone has a story. Writing it down can help you in many different ways.

This website is designed to help people affected by mental health problems on their journey of recovery. It invites you to write your stories and experiences – and gives you tools to inspire you.

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Writing and Recovery

If you’ve ever put pen to paper to work through difficult feelings, you might already know how powerful words can be. In fact, creating and taking control of their own stories can help people affected by mental health problems to experience recovery. 

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Touching the light

Touching the light You touch the gold in meThe underneathThe shimmering bright Sometimes it’s quietIn my heartSometimes suicidalBut you touch the light <...

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happiness,
love
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The Gift of Depression

I was first diagnosed with depression and anxiety at the age of 19 although in hindsight I was suffering from it for a long time. According to my mother, the family doctor detected signs of anxiety at the age of two when my mother took me to se...

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anxiety,
depression
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Nettles

  Through the nettles my journey started, stinging my feet but nothing mattered. I felt nothing in my head I was always in a daze, soon I realised this was no faze. I didn't care what others thought, a...

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Understanding,
Journey
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The Pain

The Pain I've never known pain like it, in all ...

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The Write Way to Recovery........

Hi, My name is Malc Collier. I recently became a supporter of CALM ( the Campaign Against Living Miserably ) which is a charity set up 10 years ago. Their predominant aims are to encourage Men to open up about /share their mental health issues an...

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suicide prevention,
men

Panic Attacks

They started with a bang. Literally. My heart pounded, I felt like I was going to faint, and I sat, shaking, sure that I was having a heart attack. I was 16 experiencing my first panic attack. I don't know what triggered it, I was in colleg...

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scared;,
triggers;
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