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Writing for Life

Our ‘Writing for Life’ groups are open to anyone in the High Peak affected by, or living with, cancer or 
life-threatening illness.

Local writer and performer, Julian Cohen, leads the groups, which use writing and discussion to help you……

  • explore your feelings and ideas
  • understand your experiences
  • feel positive about yourself and your future
  • be serious but also have plenty of fun!

The groups are small and Julian works to make sure participants feel safe and supported. There is no
pressure on anyone to do anything they really don’t want to do. Why not come along and give it a try? 
You might discover untapped talent, find new ways of helping yourself and have a lot of fun!
And you don’t have to be a good writer!

The Writing Group

The Writing Group is for people who are new to writing and meets every Monday for 10 weeks, 
1.30-3.30pm, beginning on Monday 5th February 2018 at Blythe House.

Come along to a taster session at Blythe House on Monday 22nd January 2018, from 1.30-3.30pm to 
find out more. 
Places are limited, so if you wish to book a place please contact Blythe House: 01298 815388.

What previous participants have said:

“We were empowered to have a voice, write in our own way and be proud of it”.

“It has definitely made me more positive, and helped me to see my way more clearly”.

“It was a very valuable shared experience”.


The Writing Workshop

The Writing Workshop is for anyone who has participated in previous writing groups at Blythe House. 
It will run on the second Monday of each month, 11am-1pm, for 12 months beginning on 
Monday 12th February 2018 at Blythe House.

What previous participants have said:

“A safe and honest environment in which to 
explore difficult emotions”.

“I was surprised by how therapeutic it was to express my thoughts on paper and to read them to the groups for feedback”.

“It has improved my self-esteem and taught me not to do myself down”.

Places are limited, so if you wish to book a place please contact us on 01298 815388.