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Writing therapy to writer…

A Life in the Day

ISSN: 1366-6282

Article publication date: 1 May 2000



Many day centres run creative writing groups as a therapeutic exercise. Sadly, few of the staff involved have thought through how participants could make the transition from writing for therapy to participating in the wider community as a person who loves reading and writing. People who have used mental health services could utilise their writing as a means to develop contact and build friendship with people in the wider community who have had no prior contact with mental health services. Here is a collection of ideas about how that transition could be made.


Bates, P. (2000), "Writing therapy to writer…", A Life in the Day, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 29-32.




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