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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Numb

NUMB... Have you ever felt so numb and lifeless you feel like you are outside your own body looking down at your self sitting on the couch. Screaming at yourself to get up and do the housework or have a wash but your emotionless body just sits ...

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low mood,
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My life

Please note: this piece references self-harm

It all started when I was 10 when I lost my sister  At the moment I was 10 not knowing what to do with my self . I had 4 younger siblings and they looked up to me everyday as thier role model I knows I couldn’t leave them I always ha...

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Personal roads

Follow the yellow brick road...or the red one,or the blue. Find a dirt road with no bricks. Find a green road that’s not been stepped on yet. Don’t follow. Sit down and h...

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self-knowledge,
recovery journey
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Be yourself and believe in yourself

ITS OK TO BE SCARED. ITS OK TO BE DIFFERENT. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE SCARED, BECAUSE YOU ARE DIFFERENT.

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coping,
strategies

Every Single Failure

I collected secrets daily.I promised mysef that each was the last. A promise that lasted a day, then needed replaced.I filled up with these discarded promises, 'til I was brimming. Sickened,locke...

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sense of self,
self-knowledge
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Silence

The house is empty, not empty meaning no furniture but empty as in there is one body less than there normally is, The house so quiet that I can hear the kids screaming and playing in the street, That 1 body less makes a difference, It is the diff...

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Dog,
Partner