Safety first: safeguards for writing for wellbeing

Jess-Cooke, C. (2017) Safety first: safeguards for writing for wellbeing. Mslexia, 76, pp. 52-53.

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This feature article considers the sharp rise in 'writing for wellbeing' workshops around the UK, held in academic institutions, community centres and literary organisations, and also employed increasingly by counsellors and clinicians. The article considers the provenance of creative writing for mental health and analysis the benefits and potential negative impacts of writing for well-being, with a call to establishing a regulatory body to impose safeguarding measures.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Creative writing.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jess-Cooke, Dr Carolyn
Authors: Jess-Cooke, C.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Research Group:Creative Writing
Journal Name:Mslexia
Publisher:Mslexia Publications Limited
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Author
First Published:First published in Mslexia 76: 52-53
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Publisher

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