digital storytelling


Storyworks gathers and presents personal stories around a range of topics. It works with artists, health professionals, researchers, charities, patients, and theatre companies. Its projects have taken them around the world; from living rooms and hospital wards to music festivals and prison cells.

The role of personal storytelling in practice (IRISS Insights, No 23)

Evidence summary that explores what story and storytelling is, and whether autobiographical, first-person storytelling has a valuable impact on practice, and can engender positive meaningful change for individuals who access support.

It examines how storytelling has been used across social services to date, considers its value, and highlights some considerations for those creating and using stories. Case study evidence is provided to showcase the benefits of storytelling in practice.

The road from crime

Video story of Alan Weaver, a former prisoner who successfully desisted from criminal behaviour. It was produced as part of a project to share knowledge and improve understanding about why people desist from offending.