writing for wellness


explore how creative writing can benefit your mental and emotional wellbeing

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6 weeks of interactive workshops are designed to get you writing more or assist you in starting to write creatively for the first time.

Award-winning local novelist and therapist, Joanna Barnard, leads sessions exploring how writing creatively can benefit your mental and emotional wellbeing. Exercises include experimenting with different writing styles, including journaling, poetry and short stories.

The course focuses on the process rather than the product and is suitable for adults of all ages and those with little or lots of writing experience.

Find the latest course to book by visiting the workshops section on our What's On page.

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"Writing for Wellness has helped me to explore my passion for writing, as well as helping me to build my confidence and form connections with others from all walks of life and with lots of different experiences. It is a really special course to be part of and I've got so much from it."

Participant, Writing for Wellness


Farnham Maltings understands that finance can be a barrier to some people joining us on our various workshops and activities. If this is the case, please contact Erin below.

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For more information, please contact Harriet

Harriet Thompson

Community Producer (social & wellbeing)