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Writing in Health and Social Care

New Resource

Getting started as a writer in health and social care settings

NAWE and Lapidus have co-commissioned this introductory guide which is packed with nuts and bolts information and advice on how to enter the hugely rewarding field of writing in health and social care. Topics covered include training, accreditation, how to get experience, getting work and setting up your own project. You can read the whole document here.



Many NAWE members contributed to the book Creative Writing in Health and Social Care, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Edited by Fiona Sampson, contributors including Rose Flint, Dominic McLoughlin, John Killick and Paul Munden.

Read the introductory chapter by Paul Munden.

Full details of this and other related titles can be found in our Resources section.


Recent contributions to the NAWE magazine include articles by Wendy French, on Poetry and Emotional Health, and John Killick on Dementia and 'Me-ness'.

View the full magazine collection.


Lapidus is the UK organisation promoting creative writing and reading for health and well-being.

Poetry Treatment

This groundbreaking project run by the Poetry Trust has taken poetry into the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) in a series of imaginative ways.

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Culture & Wellbeing
The Culture & Wellbeing website is designed to act as a signpost to help you to find individuals and organisations which are using the arts to influence health, the research and guidelines which support this work and other sources of information about all aspects of arts, creativity and wellbeing.