Enjoying each other’s creative work

11th February 2019

Erin Crombie, Write to Recovery Group Work Facilitator, tells us about one of her highlights from 2018.

In 2018 the project hosted its first reading event – Write to Recovery: An Evening of Readings. These nights are designed to provide a safe and encouraging platform for people to share their stories of recovery. Due to the success of the first evening at Tramway, Glasgow we decided to host a second evening later in the year at The Glad Café.

Stories of pain, resilience, hilarity, regret, gratitude, humanity- powerful stories made even more powerful by the act of being spoken out loud. Seeing the many people we’ve worked with coming together to support each other, and enjoy each other’s creative work was extremely rewarding. It felt like a culmination of all the joyful and comforting experiences that have happened as a result of our project. One participant commented:

I think the whole evening had depth and real talent. I related to much of what was said and feel it has helped me on my own road to recovery

 

This year will see SRN take Write to Recovery: An Evening of Readings to Inverness as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. Watch this space!We look forward to sharing stories with you.

Erin

 

Get involved

For more information about Write to Recovery contact erin.crombie@scottishrecovery.net or call 0141 240 7790. Share your story and read others at www.writetorecovery.net – You can also follow the project on Twitter @Writeto_Recover

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