Want to find out more about Touch and get connected? Our brilliant Event Champions, Anna and Jude, will be hosting friendly, informal drop-ins at cafes across Southampton this month!
Come along for a cup of tea and a chat.
25th Jan- Trago Lounge, Portswood 1.30-3.30pm
31st Jan – Kadampa Meditation Centre 10-12pm
We organise both face to face storytelling events and mini online storytelling events via Zoom.
Face to face events are ticketed and are delivered according to Covid safety measures. Refreshments are sometimes included within the ticket price. We invite four speakers to talk for 10 – 20 minutes about how they have, or are, overcoming personal struggles such as managing mental health difficulties balancing family life, coping with loneliness, dealing with grief, facing cultural challenges and much more.
Our mini-storytelling events’ take place on Zoom. The mini storytelling events are introduced by a host and will feature one speaker (which is why we call them our ‘mini events’!) We will then have the opportunity to chat together. Overall, the mini storytelling events last approximately 30 minutes, so we hope you can squeeze us in during your lunch hour or before your favourite TV programme!
Our vision for Touch is for storytelling events to be held in every neighbourhood in our city.
We can’t make this a reality without volunteers. Get in touch with [email protected] to get the ball rolling.
Alternatively, if you have a venue you think will be the perfect setting for a storytelling event, let us know as we’re always on the lookout for interesting places to host.
Thank you for being interested in contributing to a storytelling event, we really appreciate it.
We are always on the lookout for people to share stories of overcoming something in their life, either from the present or past. To date, we’ve had stories of overcoming grief, self-harm, depression, bipolar disorder, shyness, perfectionism, cultural barriers and much, much more, such is the varied fabric of life! Talking about life’s challenges is good for all of our mental wellbeing.
If you are interested in sharing your story, please email [email protected] with a brief outline of your overcoming journey. Kate, our storytelling coach, will respond to you as soon as possible and organise a chat to discuss your story further.
If you do choose to share at an event, you’ll receive support and coaching in advance. At the event, you’ll share for about 15 minutes in front of a supportive audience.
We are very grateful to our funders who have enabled us to extend the network of our events, bringing together more people across our city to share their stories.