Journaling Workshops in Primary and Secondary Schools


Journaling Workshops to Support Mental Well Being

I am offering Workshops on Journaling for Mental Well Being to fifth & sixth classes in primary schools, and all students in secondary schools. This workshop is designed to support the Well Being and SPHE programmes.

Benefits of Journaling

Journaling can be a wonderful way to lessen anxiety and help get things in perspective – especially in the middle of the night when fears can be at their worst. Journaling can also increase confidence and fluency with writing.

The Journaling Exercises I offer help to:

  • Relieve our minds of repetitive anxious thoughts
  • Figure out how we feel
  • Become our own best friend
  • Discover our dreams and goals
  • Become more fluent writers (there is no need to worry about neat handwriting or spelling mistakes)
  • Enhance creativity

It is a practical workshop with lots of writing time. Pupils are given exercises to vent their emotions in a healthy way, figure out what they are feeling and why, and write about visions they have for their life.

I give handouts detailing all the of exercises so that pupils can practice them in future (and hopefully for the rest  of their lives!).

I’ve been keeping a journal since I was twelve years old – because my English teacher suggested it – and I am very grateful that she did.  Journaling helped me to become a writer and create a life that suits me. It taught me how to express myself, to write fluently, to calm an anxious mind, and to understand my feelings.
Here I share how journaling benefited me during the pandemic.

In Venue Workshops

  • The optimum number of pupils for this workshop is 20 -28
  • I will need a flip chart, white board or overhead screen.
  • Pupils will need pen and paper
  • It is best if pupils are sitting at desks.

Dates and Cost of Workshop


The best days of the week for me are Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

Price available on request:

Discounts for multiple bookings.

Please get in touch.


Megan's vibrant energy and interactive style engaged the pupils at a very high level.  I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone looking to introduce journalling to the class.  Megan has a wealth of experience in journalling and writing and presents ideas in a very accessible way as a means of dealing with the highs and lows of life. The participants wanted to continue with the journalling experience after Megan left and I've no doubt that she has ignited a spark of passion for writing for the children in the class.

Miriam McTiernan-Koelstra Saint Catherine's Primary School, Rush, County Dublin

I highly recommend Megan Wynne workshop on Journaling. She had a lively group of students in the palm of her hands! They were enthralled by meeting this open and honest artist, who was speaking to them so truthfully about their own personal experiences. Bringing artists into the classroom can often be liberating and inspiring for students, as was the case with Megan. She very quickly built positive relationships with the students. However, Megan also has the added benefit of having previously worked as a secondary school teacher. Her teacher training is evident in her confidence and classroom management skills. It is also evident from the structure of her workshop, it builds beautifully, is scaffolded and the timings of the exercises are perfect to keep the students fully engaged. This is a simple, practical tool that is explained clearly with defined achievable goals. It was a very motivating workshop for both the students and myself!

Jane Purcell, Teacher, Balbriggan Community College, County Dublin