Storybank, from IRISS

About Storybank

Welcome to Storybank from Iriss. We've developed this resource to support people involved in all aspects of health and social care to understand the potential benefits of storytelling, and to understand, gather and use stories where appropriate. Throughout, we are using the term 'stories' to refer to true, autobiographical descriptions of experiences and perceptions.

Storybank includes a range of resources, including:

  • An Iriss Insight The role of personal storytelling in practice which assesses the evidence around storytelling in health and social care
  • Links to a number of guides to storytelling to assist people who wish to gather or use stories
  • Links to existing single and collected stories, which have been categorised to help people to explore those most relevant to their field

Storybank is intended as a living resource, so please get in touch if you would like us to add any guides or stories.

For more information, contact: Michelle Drumm.

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Iriss Insight

The role of personal storytelling in practice
Written by Michelle Drumm (Iriss)

This Insight explores what story and storytelling is, and whether autobiographical, first-person storytelling has a valuable impact on practice. 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.

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Storytelling guides

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