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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What Do You See

What Do You See? As he stands on the street cadging a ciggie, tell me, what do you see? As he asks you for "Just a pound?" What do you see? As he adjusts his ill fitting clothes ove...

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Me

i'm looking around and all i can seeare people all standing and staring at mei think they can see all the bad in my headThat they see all my thoughts causes feelings of dread.When i look at this deeper and dig do...

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#justme
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The Collector

He is my favourite hiding place,I stash my fears there,in the lining of his heart. He keeps them in pockets, turns them over in his hands,running a thumb in circles,over their surface,<...

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Withdrawal: finding the brighter light at the end of the anti-depressant tunnel

SRN comment: This story references withdrawal from psychiatric medication. Any decision to come off psychiatric medication should be made after seeking advice and information from a trusted source. Surviving withdrawal I have been on ...

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withdrawal

Poetry Is My Life Saver

Sorry to bring such a negative subject but this shows how some people can become more sensitive and emotional to certain situations than others. I will be honest to say that it’s hard to explain that part my life now as I don’...

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Beating the Thief

…If you can fill each unforgiving minute with 6o seconds of distance run… Stephen wrote a brief history of it, Jules dreamed of traveling through it, some people waste it, when it is the most precious gift we ca...

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Fight back,
Struggle
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