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I have a background in Further Education and have been delivering writing for wellbeing courses since 2009. I have developed my professional practise through attending courses delivered by fellow practitioners, at the Psychosynthesis Trust and University of Kent. I have attended specific training with Arts4dementia in working with those suffering from dementia, and Transactional Analysis in education, with the Link Centre. I have training in safeguarding and protecting vulnerable adults as well as Prevent.  I belong to, attend and deliver at the conferences for the National Association of Writing in Education (NAWE) and Lapidus, Creative Bridges, and have contributed to their journals.   I have a published book on teaching creative writing and am a freelance writer and member of the Society of Authors. I have taught courses for the general public; for patients, carers and staff at a local hospice; for clients at a local mental health charity and for counsellors and psychotherapists as participators and as training in its use.  I deliver the Award in Education and Training specifically for creative writing and writing for well-being tutors.

Helen Stockton

Location of Practice:
South East, Battle

Level 3 Award in Principles of Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People or Vulnerable Adults, FAA. Assessor’s Award, Active IQ. MA in Literature with Distinction, The Open University. 7307, Parts 1 and 2, Adult and Further Education Teaching Certificate, City and Guilds

Skills & Interests:
I have a broad experience and enthusiasm for facilitating writing for wellbeing for the general public and for specific groups such as mental health charities and community groups. I have a particular interest in using writing for wellbeing in palliative care and regularly facilitate groups at a local hospice for patients, carers and staff. I am also undertaking a PhD with the University of Lancaster on the lived experiences of those participating in group hospice writing for wellbeing sessions. I have been trained in working with those suffering from dementia. I am skilled in training others in facilitating writing for wellbeing, both for those who are new to this area of work, as CPD for experienced facilitators, and for other professionals so that they can include its use as part of their practise. I deliver the Award in Education and Training specifically for creative writing and writing for well-being tutors.

Contact Details:
helen (at) writethistime (dot) com 07784538965

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