Writing Group

2015-2018

Between 2015 and 2018 we hosted a writing group for people with lived experience of mental health difficulties. After setting up with the assistance of the Scottish Recovery Network, our group was a self sustaining project, meeting weekly to write, share stories, welcome guest authors and hold events. 

 

New members would be invited to join four week introductory sessions using SRN’s Write to Recovery model (which established groups across the whole of Scotland) and then join the weekly, ongoing group. The Writing Group produced a number of projects and publications, including Seasons of the Mind (an anthology of writing and artwork from group members), and a publication in collaboration with other Write to Recovery groups across Scotland, called Working It Out: These Stories Make Us Who We Are. Over the years, the writing group was assisted by funding from Book Week Scotland to hold workshops, take trips, and invite guest authors to work with the group.