Writing for Life


Why writing?

Words have the power to shape our lives in many different ways.

Through the conversations we have, the messages we send, the stories we tell… Each day we use language to learn, share, organise and get on with our lives. As we sit down to write (or type), we can also use this power for our own wellbeing. 

Take a look around this website to find out how you can use writing to enhance your life, at work and beyond.

I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. 

– Joan Didion

How can writing help you?

When we write in a way that encourages creativity, free expression and reflection the experience has much to offer. 

Writing can:

Relieve stress and anxiety

Develop self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Offer insights into circumstances and relationships

Open up new perspectives

Stimulate creative thinking

Enhance motivation

Increase confidence and a sense of agency

Build resilience

Provide clarity and direction

Learn about the evidence behind writing for wellbeing

What next?

Find out about our services for organisations and individuals.
For Organisations

Taster sessions and tailored workshops to suit your needs.

For Individuals

A free online toolkit focusing on wellbeing at work.

“For the first time in my life, I have sat down and written without awaiting a result, or grade being awarded…  a relief and great experience, which has really opened my eyes.”

Harley – accountant

Start your journey with us now


Learn more about the world of writing for wellbeing.

Writing for wellbeing events

Writing for wellbeing facilitators hold workshops and events on a regular basis around the country. Find out what's happening in your area by checking out the Lapidus Events Calendar.

What you write is never wrong
It’s one of the most comforting and liberating parts of writing for wellbeing: there is no such thing as bad writing. You can’t ‘do it wrong’. The words you choose will always be right,…
Quick links
Browse our selection of writing for wellbeing organisations and resources from around the world:

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or give us feedback.

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