Writing Poetry to Improve Wellbeing

Engaging in creative activity can lighten your mood, help express blocked feelings, and poetryenable you to access a state of ‘creative flow’ which calms the mind and gives you time out from difficult thoughts and feelings. This course enables you to experiment with poetry in a safe, supportive environment and, if you wish, share your writing work with others. The course will include a series of fun exercises exploring different poetic forms and involve discussion and reflection on a variety of poems.

Learning Outcomes

Students will: « Experiment with different poetic forms (haiku, list poems etc.) « Learn to discuss and reflect on others’ poetry « Learn and practise different poetic methods for expressing oneself.

Aimed at:

This course is for anyone who would like to use creativity to improve their mood

The workshops are for Recovery College students only and can NOT be booked via Creative Future. To find out more about the courses they offer see www.southdownhousing.org/mental-health-recovery/brighton-hove-recovery-college.  To enrol ring 01273 749 500 or e-mail [email protected]

Dates: Mondays – 10, 24, 31 October, 7, 14, 21, 28 November
Venue: Frederick House, 42 Frederick Place, Brighton, BN1 4EA

Tutor: Claudia Gould, writer/facilitator, published writer with 21 years teaching experience. She’s a published novelist and short story writer.

Peer Trainer: Janette Bryan is a published poet, Peer Trainer for Sussex Recovery College and an independent trainer. Anyone experiencing mental health challenges can register to attend a Recovery College. All are welcome, whatever level of experience or ability,  who would like to use creativity to improve their mood.


24/10/2016 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Frederick House,
42 Frederick Place,
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