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Finding the Words

For young people aged 16-25 with an eating problem or disorder, and young people who are struggling with body image.

Take time to focus on a positive activity alongside other young people who have a shared understanding and experience. The focus is on the creative activity not on any medical conditions. Young people can choose what to write about.

Stroud District Council and Berkeley Vale Primary Care Network are working with Jason Conway: a published author, poet and writer based in Gloucestershire.

The four online sessions may help to support young people’s wellbeing through creative writing.

Each session will include writing exercises designed to open up and encourage free writing in a supportive and positive space - writing for wellbeing. Each task will help to create ideas and explore options for writing, such as poetry, flash fiction or short stories.

This course is being funded as part of our eating disorder workstream. The focus is on the creative activity, there will be no pressure or expectation to share any personal or medical information during these sessions. Young people can choose what to write about.

The four dates for the next course are:

Thursday 05 October

Thursday 12 October

Thursday 19 October

Thursday 26 October

Time: 5.30 – 6.30pm

Age range: 16 - 25 years old

Parental consent is required to take part for under 18’s, please follow the link to register and complete the consent section, we also require the young person to give their consent:

This course is open to young people registered at one of the surgeries within the Stroud District. We have limited spaces on each course so please register as soon as you can; places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. We hope to release dates for more courses during the 2023/24 academic year.

Please contact us if you have any questions:


This Writing for Wellbeing course is part of a wider workstream exploring ways to help support young people in the Stroud District using the five ways to wellbeing to inspire project themes.


Digital inclusion: Please reach out to us if you have any concerns about accessing or taking part in this online course.

“Digital inclusion is about having the access, skills and motivation to confidently go online to access the opportunities of the internet.” Department for Digital, Culture, Media & sport

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