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 Writing For Recovery Group

 Writing For Recovery Group
Nicolette Rushmere (Tutor) 
Tel: 07925166167 or email [email protected] for information.

The Writing For Recovery Group must be paid for using a personal budget. 

The Writing For Recovery Group is no longer run by Mind in Harrow and is now managed by the tutor, Nicolette Rushmere.  Please contact Nicolette directly if you have any questions about this course.

For more information about the writing class, please see below.

The Writing for Recovery group allows people experiencing mental health issues to explore wellbeing through writing and express themselves in a safe, creative space. It offers a fabulous choice of creative writing styles – including prose, poetry and playwriting – with an experienced tutor, as well as tailored support throughout. The group runs at the Rethink Bridge Centre in Wealdstone, every week on Fridays 11am-1pm..

Group anthologies

Over the years, members of the Writing for Recovery Group have produced anthologies of their creative endeavours, including prose, poetry and playwriting. Two of these, "Life Will Be Different Now" (2015) and "Storms Will Come" (2013), are available to read online and download in PDF format by clicking the images below.


Personal budgets

The Writing For Recovery Group must be paid for with a personal budget, which is a sum of money given to people who are assessed as eligible based on their support needs. Personal budgets allow people to choose what kind of support they would like, meaning their mental health needs can be met in a more individualised way. To find out more and see examples of how people have used their personal budgets, check out Disability Rights UK's guide to personal budgets.

Being a personal budget-funded course affects how Writing for Recovery is run. It runs continuously for most of the year and, if you decide to buy a place on the course, you can join at any time and choose whether you would like to book in for six months or a full year. You will also be offered an individually tailored agreement for support while on the course.

You must be assessed as eligible for a personal budget; if you have not already done this, ask your social worker, care co-ordinator or key worker. 

Professionals can use this form to refer people to our Personal Budget courses.