Creative Writing as Therapy

Creative writing may often be helpful for people with mental health difficulties and for those who try to help us. Here is an audio discussion about how creative writing can be used in therapy by Lunar Poetry Podcasts. How has creative writing helped you? There is a transcript of this discussion here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxLpTEqA4Nm2VTBfRDBibHhBRDg/view….

Sacred Circle

    I’m not sure how or where to begin this blog because there is no beginning or end to write about. You see I’m trying to construct a circle, not a mathematical circle but my own invisible circle of self-love and self-discovery.  My safe, sacred space, my connection to…

“Introvert Doodles” by Maureen “Marzi” Wilson

I ordered this book back in October of last year, but it hadn’t yet been released in this country. Well, it finally arrived last week, and it was well worth the wait! It conveys what it is like to be an introvert with gentle humour and a lot of warmth….

Sound of Productivity

We received information about a recent report called ‘The Sound of Productivity’. The report deals with the benefits of music when we are working, but it also brings up some interesting implications about the benefits of music for mental health and wellbeing. “Musick has charms to soothe a savage breast,”, William…

Drumming Entertainment for Fun, Health and Wellbeing with Katumba

One of the features of depression and anxiety is the emotional inability to go out. Add agoraphobia into the equation and the fear of leaving home is increased. The bright side of acceptance and coping for me was a kind of rebirth. Now, usually led by the camera, I find…

Sacred Spaces Showcase

Wellpool reporters like myself were well represented in the audience of an event held in Liverpool central library this weekend, Saturday 28th May. I had my pad with pencil poised, Marc had his camera at the ready and Peter’s recorded narrations were heard speaking out to the mingling of people…

3rd Self

3rd Self – A Spa for the Soul

Photo: 3rd Self members Samantha Airey, Reece Norris and Rachael Mutch I had a very pleasant, entertaining and therapeutic couple of hours with ‘3rd Self’ yesterday at the Siren Café in St James’ Street, Liverpool. 3rd Self refers to the ‘self’ we portray on social media – the aim of…

Liverpool’s First Mad Pride Event.

On Sunday, 3rd April, Liverpool Mental Health Consortium and Threshold Festival teamed up to put on the first ‘Mad Pride’ event in the area. Threshold Festival itself has been running, successfully, for six years now, so it was great to have this within the context of an established and well-attended…

More from Liverpool Community Radio

In addition to yesterday’s post about the radio show recapping the ‘Feeling Funny’ courses and shows, there is more! A few of us from the Wellpool team did the most recent course. I first met the person behind Liverpool Community Radio, Steve Faragher  about five years ago when   involved with…

Tickling the Funny Bone on Liverpool Community Radio

Here on Wellpool, we have featured the performance videos from the end of the Feeling Funny courses run by The Comedy Trust. A few of us who did the stand-up course went on to do courses in radio production with Liverpool Community Radio. This week, our community journo, Marc Fraser…

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