There were opportunities to hear the latest research and thinking from across the world - over 200 came to be part of the conversations that were created about different people’s practice and experiences. One venue was a space for sharing performed stories and another for workshops. There were also art exhibitions, posters, stories with music, therapy stories, an international panel, a children’s venue on the Saturday and, if you had never told a story before, there was an opportunity to have a go!
In the run up to the conference five story tellers and a musician worked with local people in different parts of the health service. Daniel Morden and Oliver Wilson-Dickson worked in cancer services, Steve Killick and Nicola Grove worked with foster care families, Jess Wilson and Prue Thimbleby worked with different parts of the mental health service. As part of this we built a website to encourage new story tellers for wellbeing see more at Stories for Change
A new community is developing from the conference and their information will be posted at storyblog