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. By addiction we mean any behaviour that causes harm to self, other or both. See our Who We Work With section for more details.



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. What we did, who we are, where we’re going… 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 students step into a new chapter of their lives. We believe that everyone, 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 student is like nothing you’ve experienced before.

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An effective mentor has been through challenging life experiences.

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Welcoming In January… words and photos from a Mentoring Day on the moors.

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We are currently looking for new volunteer trustees with skills and experience in HR and fundraising. Please contact us if you are interested.

Write to Freedom offers a reliable and highly effective service; that upholds its vision and values, and delivers a vibrant, pioneering model for change. Write to Freedom carries out its operations effectively, holistically and reflectively, and with reference to the collective wisdom, skills and experience of its staff, as well as drawing on a range of appropriate, sustaining models and theories… Write To Freedom raises the bar for holistic and Gestalt learning styles as effective models and environments for recovery, change, and personal development. 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