Writing for Wellbeing

‘Writing for Wellbeing’ is a free creative writing course designed for you to do while self-isolating or social distancing, and to help support the wellbeing of keyworkers in the battle against Covid-19.

Sign up, Whether you want to

• Try your hand at creative writing as an activity for lockdown

• Explore some of the thoughts and feelings generated by these strange times

• Get feedback on your writing from the University of Liverpool English Department

• Connect to and share your work with a community of writers

Email writingcomp@liverpool.ac.uk to sign up!

Self-isolating, social distancing, or working as a keyworker can take its toll on your wellbeing. Over the last few years The Literature and Science Hub have collaborated with institutions such as Mersey Care NHS Trust, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, METAL and Everyman and Playhouse Theatres to devise writing initiatives that help participants think about the relationship between nature, themselves and each other.

The Writing for Wellbeing programme will be led by Bernadette McBride, using research and featuring appearances from academics and writers connected to the University of Liverpool’s Literature and Science Hub and Centre for New and International Writing. Sign up to be sent specially created videos and writing tasks. There will be an option to ask for feedback on your writing and to take part in online discussions should you wish. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Writing for Wellbeing

'Writing for Wellbeing' session, 2019 (pre-lockdown)

Bernadette McBride is a writer, PhD candidate at the University of Liverpool and founder of the social enterprise Hedge Arts CIC. She has trained in person-centred expressive arts therapy (PCEAT), and published Roots (2018), a self-help book about developing our wellbeing through ecotherapy and writing as therapy. You can read more about her and her work here.

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