Write Your Way to Recovery

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

Write to Recovery is for anyone who has ever experienced some sort of distress, emotional difficulty or mental ill-health. 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 to experience recovery. 

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bonkers dream

last nighthad the most bonkers dreamwas in a theatrethere was a musical onwith lots of noiseand colourful costumesmy sister and my cousin were sitting at the backbut my seat was in front of them-s...

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The Fires Of The Day

O, to possess a talent for lasting the whole day, week, month or year!Those monolithic fortresses are gifts I can only hope to admire.I may never realise them securely.I work, I am strong but it does not last, I am consumed...

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Lived Experience,
Reality
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Keeping Up

I enjoy that this is a website i don't need to come onto every day, or even every week or month. I visit Write to Recovery website two or three times a year and it is such a handy resource for me to have when i feel i have exhausted a lot o...

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self management,
Holiday
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Wearing my Shadow

I am learning to own my darkest shadows, perhaps I shall wear Them like a cape. I can hide in Them and bide in Them, until the sun within me rises, and I can breathe again, without choking on Their thick, velvety, folds. Sometimes They...

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depression,
acceptance

All at Sea

I am all at sea I have backed the sails and they are flogging I do not know which way to push the tiller To port? To face the onslaught of waves To starboard? To run away with the waves Instead I am hove to, stuck, going nowhere I am takin...

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hope,
sea

The Safe Room

I could learn to live in a room like this. Low ceilings, narrow window. I could learn to stoop and make myself small. No room in this chamber for other bodies,done by design so I can go unseen,so I'd ne...

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dealing with past experiences,
vulnerability
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