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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Stuck between a rock a...

They took her in and she whispered to them "I think I'm God". She’s having to whisper cause the only other person she to...

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The Dimensions And Str...

At the centre of my affliction lie all my paranoid fears. From the tiniest of unreal-isms to the greatest.Moreover the foundation of my mind is shaken regularly by “Someone” who hates me.That “person, sp...

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Strength

Strength, it sounds solid enough. It can hold its own in a battle of words, with its g curling round like the bulging bicep of an experienced weightlifter. Strength. The word falters on my tongue. My lips move to push it out but my body retract...

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Not always "out there"

I had recently filled out a questionnaire by SRN and was wondering why I had stopped writing and using the site since the initial experience had been good for me. The truth is, after having written a positive upbeat piece about my hope of returnin...

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stigma,
employment

The Climb

Goodness, sitting here thinking about my journey so far I realise that I have come a long way and achieved a great deal. Sometimes it takes just "making space" to look back at the road travelled. As an avid hill climber I recognise this feeling wh...

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To protect my happiness...

Being amongst trees and nature alone or with friends. With people that appreciate the mystery and wonder and value of nature and wildlife. Gardening makes me happy, feeling the soil, feeding the soul and seeing the magic of seeds sprouting and gr...

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