Writing creatively for wellbeing

For centuries writing has been used for its therapeutic benefits to our mental health. Discover different forms of writing including poetry, journaling and letter writing, and learn why writing daily can have a tremendous positive effect on your mental health.

Alternatives to writing such as doodling and word clouds are also explored as you try different forms of practical activities in class.

Learning objectives:

  • To explore different forms of creative writing.
  • To understand how writing can improve your wellbeing.

As this is an online course, please prepare by:

  • Using a notepad/paper and a pen during the session
  • Using a PC, tablet or any mobile device to access Zoom via the link in the email. If you are using a tablet or phone, you may need to download the Zoom app.
  • Using the link 5-10 minutes before the course is due to start to ensure that Zoom is working. Once you have logged in, you will be sent to a waiting room, where the tutor will acknowledge you and let you in to the main room. Please refer to the Zoom guide on that will be sent in the next email
  • Reading our Zoom guide for more information about how to make the most out of the session and for technical support

For everyone’s safety, please ensure your display name on Zoom matches the name used to register for the course. You can watch this video on how to change your on your PC, tablet or mobile device ahead of the course. Tutors are unable to accept anyone on the course whose name does not match the list of attendees and for ease of access, we would advise all students to do this before the course is due to start.

It is important that all our students complete the course evaluation, and a link will be sent to you. The tutors will explain how to complete them during the session. 

The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Therefore places will be limited and all students will be required to pre-book in advance. Students who have not booked their place will not be able to access the zoom classroom.

For further information or queries, please contact the College on 01442 864966 or students@newleafcollege.co.uk

 

 

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