Emotional support

Creative writing

Creative Writing

Creative writing is a way to explore thoughts, ideas and emotions that you might otherwise find difficult to express, with no skill or experience required.

The creative writing exercises can help you to slow down, relax and process your thoughts. Feelings that you might find difficult to put into words can be more easily expressed through metaphors and stories. As a process, writing can help you to learn to understand your feelings, which may help to build your confidence.

Would you like to try creative writing? Please contact your local Centre to find out more. You can find your nearest Maggie’s Centre using the search tool below.

If you like the idea of writing, you could start a blog on our Online Centre, which offers the same supportive community and practical, emotional and social support as you’ll find in all our Centres.

"Every meeting Angus shares a poem with the group and it's something we all look forward to. He's an amazing man who brings so much life, energy and compassion to the Centre."
Andrew Anderson, Maggie's Edinburgh Centre Head

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