Write to Freedom supports people in changing their lives through mentoring, self-empowerment, wilderness experiences and the power of personal stories. 

We work with those in recovery from addiction. See our Who We Work With section for more details.


Our next residential will take place in 2020. Dates available in the New Year.

For more information or to express your interest in our next residential please email us.

“What I learned and experienced on the residential enhanced my life and gave me tools and ideas that have helped me to grow into the new life that I know is indispensable to continuing recovery. W2F is not just an event, it is a way of life.”
— Peter, Participant 2017, and current Trainee Leader.


Stories are what connect us, they always have and they always will.

We tell stories to friends and we listen to them. When we do we feel more connected. Stories can help us make sense of the world we live in, but sometimes we get stuck in one chapter of our story and can’t seem to turn the page.

Write to Freedom connects with each person’s story, helping participants step into a new chapter of their lives. We believe that everyone has their own genius, and that some need help in finding it. We also believe that spending time in nature heals us, enlivens us and brings us back to what we should be; free, open, connected, strong.

Through storytelling, nature connection, group work and mentoring, we help students gain a greater understanding of who and where they are in their lives. When we know a little more about what makes us tick, we are in a better place to make healthy decisions in all areas of life.



At Write to Freedom being a participant is like nothing you’ve experienced before.

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meet us

Meet our team of facilitators, volunteers, trustees and background staff.

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Our new short film ‘We Seek the Teeth’ has just won 2nd prize in the Recovery Street Film Festival!

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Write to Freedom offers a reliable and highly effective service; that upholds its vision and values, and delivers a vibrant, pioneering model for change. Its leadership offers the strength of team working, reflectivity, and pioneering approaches. It is a vibrant, radical, social-initiatory intervention which effectively utilises the ‘shoulders-of-giants’; and from that robust position, enables a growing community towards positive role modelling, active leadership, and resilient citizens.
— Independent Evaluation