“Wow! What an excellent start! Can’t wait for the next 8 weeks. I now have something I love to focus on. Fantastic tutor.”

User Feedback

What’s Your Story? is a creative therapeutic programme that gives users the space and tools to analyse and understand their life-problems as stories.

Reimagining life-problems as stories can give users the insights to create their own solutions.

It is a mental wellbeing programme for anyone struggling to manage, understand or change their lives.

The programme next runs for 8 weeks, 09.30-12.30 on Friday mornings at Springfield Mind in Leamington Spa starting on Friday 25th January 2019.

If you are interested in attending please email: bookings@changingstories.org.uk

The programme is useful as a general mental wellbeing programme but it can also help people living with common mental health issues such as depression, loneliness, anxiety, stress or addiction.

The programme is not a ‘treatment’ or therapy for mental health issues but aims to help sufferers understand the contexts within which the life-problems that arise from their mental state are occurring and thus to imagine potential solutions.

“Amazing learning and amazing tutor. Fantastic.”

User Feedback

An initial pilot was run in Stratford Upon Avon in the summer of 2018 and was funded by Springfield MIND, Public Domain Arts & Media and a grant from the Heart Of England Community Foundation. This initial pilot has been extremely successful and we learnt a great deal about how the programme works most effectively and have fine-tuned the programme appropriately.

We are now certain of the value of the programme as a tool for self-realisation and self-actualisation and feel that with the minor adjustments we have made to the programme this will only be enhanced.

We are now piloting this improved version of the programme in Leamington Spa in January 2019 

“I think the therapeutic value of these sessions is huge. Chris and Steve are so passionate, engaging and knowledgeable and the attention and guidance they are giving to each member of the group has the potential to be very healing. It’s fulfilling and stimulating on both an intellectual and emotional level and it’s been lovely to see how engaged service users have been and how supportive the group feels.”

Mental Health Practitioner Feedback

What’s Your Story? is an adaptable programme that can be of benefit to users in a range of circumstances from those suffering a generalised lack of well-being through to those suffering from diagnosed mental health conditions through to those undergoing rapid change in corporate environments.

We are keen to work with a wide range of delivery partners so please contact us if you would like to find out more.

And please if you are able to help us with our work you can donate here.