life story work
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 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.
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.
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.
A how-to guide to producing digital personal stories.
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.
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.
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.
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.