life story work
One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics.
Developed through a process of rapid appraisal, Insights seek to highlight the practice implications of research evidence and answer the 'So what does this mean in practice?' question for each topic reviewed.
This Insight looks at reminiscence therapy and life story work for those with dementia.
This booklet of short narratives of recovery has been derived from the research project: "Recovering Mental Health in Scotland. Research project" (Brown, Wendy, and Kandirikirira, Niki. 2007). The stories are summaries from research interviews conducted with individuals who are in recovery from long term metal health problems. (en)
This short booklet has been derived from the research report: "Recovering Mental Health in Scotland. Report on Narrative Investigation of Mental Health Recovery" (Brown, Wendy, and Kandirikirira, Niki. 2007).
It is intended to highlight some of the strategies that people indicated had supported their mental health recovery journey.
This podcast is taken from the 'Forgotton Citizens' Conference held in Glasgow on the 17th June 2008 and features David Kinloch's experiences of being in a long-stay hospital and how this affected his life.
Public support is needed to ensure that the government and other organisations take action to tackle poverty in the UK. The perception of poverty is often misguided, with people believing that it is a result of laziness, or an inevitable part of modern life.
The aim of this research is to identify ways of changing such perceptions and building public support for addressing the problem.
The stories in this library highlight the impact that health and social care services have on the quality of life of people who use these services and their carers. They were created as part of a digital storytelling project that is being taken forward by the Joint Improvement Team (JIT) and NHS Scotland Information Services Division The stories are not meant to reflect what happens most of the time.
In this learning object you are introduced to the importance of seeing later life as one phase of an entire course of life from birth to death shaped by earlier life stages and experiences. Meaning and identity are important to mental health in later life and require that we can connect past, present and future in our lives. A highly influential theory of the life course which embodies these themes is the psychosocial theory of Erik Erikson, which you will consider in Section 2.
The stories in this library highlight the impact that health and social care services have on the quality of life of people who use these services and their carers. They were created as part of a digital storytelling project that is being taken forward by the Joint Improvement Team (JIT) and NHS Scotland Information Services Division.
This resource examines life stories. It looks at the way in which objects, trends, cultures or disabilities may contribute to a person's identity. This unit also considers the contribution that our own life stories make to who we are, and how remembering and revisiting our past may help us to move forward with our lives.
The report examines the relevance of systematic reviews to the endeavour to promote better knowledge for better services. It considers some philosophical as well as technical or methodological issues, and makes some recommendations as to how an organisation such as SCIE can best use the range of initiatives, including the Campbell Collaboration, that are happening worldwide.