Physiotherapy staff are being offered a chance to enjoy the benefits of writing – an activity which research shows boosts mental health, wellbeing and builds resilience.
WriteWell, an online learning community that enables people to explore writing, is offering free places for six months to physiotherapy staff and other key workers who have been in the frontline of the UK’s battle against the coronavirus crisis.
The online writing community features a range of taster tasks for beginners, as well as longer, group-run writing courses, which aim to build resilience, create calm and support people through change. It also offers monthly book groups, live Zoom events with writers and a library of online resources.
CSP has teamed up with WriteWell, which launched their online learning community last month, to offer a limited number of free places to physiotherapy staff.
Commenting on the free places offered to physiotherapy staff, Christina Bunce, director of WriteWell Community, said:
‘Physios have been at the sharp edge of the coronavirus pandemic and we would like to acknowledge that by offering free places with WriteWell.
Different tools help different people but there is a growing body of research that shows that writing and learning new skills has a positive effect on mental health and builds resilience
‘At the same time, being part of a community and writing alongside others gives motivation and boosts wellbeing.’
The online community has been developed by the Professional Writing Academy, which already offers therapeutic writing courses and has nearly 10 years’ experience of building online communities and high-quality courses.
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