life story work

Care leavers videos on Social care TV

A series of videos which document care leavers telling their stories about being in care, as well as the making of the care leavers stories project.

Autism: telling a story through video

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.

Scottish Recovery Network: stories

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

Personal stories

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.

Patient Voices

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.

Breaking Barriers Community Arts and Digital Storytelling

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.

Digital stories: how to do it

A how-to guide to producing digital personal stories.

Digital storytelling with video

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.

Listen, learn, act: harnessing the power of personal stories to drive service improvement

Guidance that: outlines the benefits of person-centred story-gathering; explores the skills required to gather personal stories; considers legal and ethical issues associated with NHS story-gathering; highlights the principles of good governance that must underpin such work; shares best practice; supports staff to ensure that the information shared by patients, their carers and colleagues; and produces positive results, both for the service and for the individuals involved.

Story sharing guidance: a guide to inform the process of sharing personal experiences related to mental health and recovery

Guide that aims to support and inform those wishing to assist others to share a personal narrative, as well as providing guidance for those considering sharing their own personal narrative.

It does not attempt to address issues raised by the therapeutic uses of storytelling.