Rewriting Your Script has been devised by mental health service users and creative writers Steve Norton and Chris Jury.

Steve Norton has recently graduated from the Writing For Performance course at Ruskin College, Oxford. Steve came to creative writing through the homelessness charity Crisis after a mental breakdown in 2014. Steve had the idea for What’s Your Story? after studying with Chris Jury in Autumn 2017.

“Emotions have meaning. We should try to understand their messages. They are usually trying to get us to do or stop doing something.”

Chris Jury is an award winning actor writer and director best known for playing Eric Catchpole in over 50 episodes of BBC antique classic, Lovejoy. He has also written and directed on television shows such as The Bill, Holby City, Casualty, Eastenders and Coronation Street. He has lectured on scriptwriting and Film & TV production at the University Of West London, Leeds Metropolitan University and Bath Spa University. Chris has suffered from severe depression and been in recovery for 23 years. He is currently writing for television and through his company ScreenWrite, he runs affordable training courses for writers of film and television drama.

“It is possible to change your thinking through changing your behaviour, and to change your behaviour through changing your thinking.”

RYS was developed as a creative writing project but as we learn more about how it works we are also recognising the similarities with more formal therapies. See here for more information.

Rewriting Your Script is a project of Public Domain Arts & Media CIC.