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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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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fear,
attack;
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Today's Ashes are Tomo...

It's burnt, burnt to a crisp.There is nothing left but the fragile ashes, nothing distinguishable.read more

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#recovery,
#newperspective
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Kidnapper

"Kidnapper" I'm just going through the motions Of life, with discombobulated eyesAnd red raw emotions.I cry someI sigh some read more

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Poem
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Self Harm.it's double edged

Please Note: This piece contains references to self harm Self harm relief and grief. It took me a long time to realise how much of a doubled edged sword cutting myself was. I'd do it and feel better, lighter, freer and then in the morni...

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hope,
self harm

New Directions

sad...disappointed...always me...I support other people...no-one supports me...I am alone and on my own...always the way it has been struggling on in yet another job where there is bullying and bad behaviour...why is it always me that has to stan...

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Blah blah bureaucracy blah

*CSA trigger warning* Today is one of those days from the undoubtedly popular, but not yet realised tv show 'My day from Hell'... For breakfast, an early morning job centre appointment, to fulfil my WRAG group requirements, in order to receive...

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smear test,
DWP