Restoration Through Creativity


Creativity can help to express emotions and enable individuals to process what they are feeling. In October 2021, we launched our Restore Project, a multi-faceted creativity project for healthcare workers.

Restore Project

Doctors in Distress is forming an exciting collaboration with The Bigger Picture and NHS Practitioner Health to launch the Restore Project, a space for all healthcare workers to find creativity, contemplation and connection through different creative spaces.

The project will consist of four dedicated creative spaces, The Write Space, The Seen Space, The Heard Space and The Still Space and will run from 2021-2022.


The Write Space

The Write Space launched in October 2021 with an exciting webinar featuring author Michael Rosen and Dr Rachel Clarke in conversation with former MP and Doctors in Distress Trustee, Anna Soubry, speaking about how expressive writing has helped them heal through various challenging life events. They were joined by Doctors in Distress Chair, Dame Clare Gerada and Dr Katie Amiel from The Bigger Picture. Watch the webinar here.

To follow, we hosted expressive writing groups for healthcare workers in partnership with the Royal Literary Fund. These groups have been phenomenally received and will be sharing the feedback very soon!