Felicity is a trained and experienced writing for wellbeing facilitator who is currently working towards the final part of an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP); together with Nicky Torode, she has been running Words for Wellbeing Hastings since September 2017 - a partnership that is continuing to develop through their individual and joint projects, most recently working in tandem to promote Hastings’ Library’s Wellbeing Box initiative, through CWTP.
In the summer of 2018, Felicity began working together with Lambeth Autism group offering writing for wellbeing to both carers and individuals on the autism spectrum - the start of a new and inspiring collaboration.
Felicity also works as a voluntary English tutor and newly fledged PGCE and ESOL teacher while developing her own writing through poetry and a work-in-progress novel. Her background is an interesting mixture that includes journalism, editorial, and managerial roles in a variety of settings; she also has extensive experience in mental health - through advocacy, care and campaign work. This background, she feels, gives depth to her facilitation skills in writing for wellbeing - along with an excellent training at The Metanoia Institute in London.
Her work in this field promotes and encourages the potential for CWTP to help facilitate self-nurturing, discovery, connectedness and much more - through the self-expression of participants in a friendly, safe and respectful group situation. Felicity has also used writing for wellbeing on a one-to-one basis in her workshops at Sussex Coast College Hastings.