Write to Freedom

Who We Work With

We work with 3 key client groups:

  • People in recovery from addiction
  • Prisoners and their families
  • Young Offenders

Mentoring

We know from hard won experience that life and life’s challenges cannot be faced alone. We need support from people we can trust, from those who have been through similar difficulties. People we can celebrate life with.

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Our mentors have the personal and practical skills to support participants through difficult times. We offer one to one mentoring to help identify strengths and support people in getting through repeated, negative patterns and struggles.

Our mentors never give instructions on how to live life.  We believe in respecting every individual’s right to choose their own path.  Our approach is to reinvigorate people about life and open up other possibilities of living.


Creative Writing

Creative writing is a central part of our courses. We write in very simple and powerful ways.  Many of our students have failed subjects at school and believe they cannot write. They might be very nervous about writing and speaking in front of other people, but discover a new and rewarding connection with writing through our courses. Words on the page give us power.  They make sense of the thoughts in our heads. We write down who we were, who we are, and who we want to be. Committing ourselves to paper and sharing this with the world makes the impossible possible, the seemingly unreal real and the unknown, known. The written word has power. It makes thoughts, feelings, dreams visible … real.


Wilderness Adventures

Wild spaces give us inner space. They set us free from the daily troubles we can get so caught up in. Staring out over an unending sea, standing on a tor as the wind pushes against you, running through a forest. We seek a vision in these places.

Held by the elders of the ‘village’, community based rites of passage have, for thousands of years, taken place in wild, unknown places. In these places, the forces of nature dictate the course of events. We realise our place in the world.

Our courses take place in wild, beautiful, inspiring places. Places you can connect with nature, with others and with your deeper self.

Wild spaces give us inner space. They set us free from the daily troubles we can get so caught up in. Staring out over an unending sea, standing on a tor as the wind pushes against you, running through a forest. We seek a vision in these places.

Held by the elders of the ‘village’, community based rites of passage have, for thousands of years, taken place in wild, unknown places. In these places, the forces of nature dictate the course of events. We realise our place in the world.

Our courses take place in wild, beautiful, inspiring places. Places you can connect with nature, with others and with your deeper self.


Write to Freedom helps us to better engage with our young people and provides them with the opportunity to express themselves, share experiences and open their minds to greater things.
— Brian Anderson, Director, HMP and YOI Ashfield