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The Food for Thought project was an ESRC funded project to explore the ways in which food is used symbolically by children, foster carers and residential staff. It looks at how food may stand for thoughts, beliefs and feelings and how these can be better understood and harnessed in the care of children.

The webiste contains training materials and tools for relfecting on food pratices.  The resources will:

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Details in a step by step format how IRISS helped Liam, a 20-year old with autism, create a video CV in order to demonstrate how someone with autism might better present their skills.

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Recovery stories submitted to the Scottish Recovery Network. They are searchable by topic.

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A series of written stories that illustrate how the divide between health and social care affects people's lives. They have been included in the Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care call for evidence.

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

A location-based (US) social media and community engagement initiative that aims to improve the patient experience through the collection and sharing of digital content. This cultural data – video, data visualisations, photographs and text – is collected in the waiting room by creating frameworks for sharing that range from anonymous expressions of feeling to deeper storytelling.

The primary aim of the resource is to uncover the needs of underserved patients at a moment when the role of the 'safety net' is being debated both in America and abroad.

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

Patient Voices digital stories use video, audio, still images and music to convey patients', carers', practitioners' and managers' own stories in a unique way. They are intended to touch the hearts of managers, clinicians and others striving to improve the quality of health and social care. Workshops are increasingly being used to engage with, and evidence outputs from, the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) and patient engagement agendas, together with being used to provide qualitative evidence of the patient experience.

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

Initiative established at the University of Glamorgan in January 2009 to undertake consultancy and research in the field of narrative and storytelling, with a particular focus on public services and research. It has taken commissions from organisations such as Equalities and Human Rights Commission, Newport Social Services, Care Council for Wales and Mind Cymru. 

There has been particular interest from organisations seeking to create digital, multimedia narratives that can be disseminated and presented at conferences, online and on DVD. 

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

Breaking Barriers offers a range of digital storytelling services, including adapting stories into broadcast short films. The organisation works on customised projects in partnership with others, and also makes single commissioned digital stories.

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

An IRISS how-to guide to filming people's real-life stories. It aims to help with the technical aspects of capturing stories, and filming interviews more generally.