Free Writing Program for Teens


Winter 2021/2022 Teen Writing Program

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Is your teen struggling with a common mental health problem such as stress, self-esteem, confidence, or friendships? We are inviting teens to take part in a 6-session group writing program. In this group, teens will learn about and practice expressive writing. Expressive writing is personal and emotional writing about a stressful or meaningful topic. Writing about stresses and problems can be a way for teens to get things off their minds without fear of judgement or awkward feelings. It is thought that expressive writing can help teens build resilience and coping skills by better understanding, expressing, and managing their emotions.


This program is offered free of charge as part of a research study about how teens express themselves in writing. The study is led by Dr. Sladeczek and Dr. Groleau at McGill University. Teens between the ages of 12-17, who are experiencing a mental health problem, and who are NOT currently receiving any other mental health therapy are eligible to participate.


To learn more about the program or to register, please email Janet Amos at janet.amos@mail.mcgill.ca.


Virtual groups will take place on Thursdays from 5-6pm from February 3rd, 2022 – March 10th (6 sessions)

Deadline to register: January 27th, 2022