These are designed especially for the period of the pandemic. Please see below details of the next event, we shall be updating this page regularly. No need to book for these, everyone is welcome and there will be a chance to ask questions at the end.
Friday 5th February 2021: 8pm until 8.30pm
Theme: Childrens Mental Health Week
Lisa ran her her own Day Nursery and decided to retrain to become a counsellor. She worked in a school counselling children with learning and behavioural difficulties for 5 years. She also worked for a charity that houses and supports the homeless. The work inspired her to create ‘The Repairables’.
The ‘Repairables’ is a collection of fun and humourous tales, that help children to have an awareness of thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The stories show children that difficult feelings can be overcome, providing hope and reassurance.
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Our upcoming face to face events are listed below. Please do book for these, so we can share with you further information about how to access the event.
We will be adding more event dates so please do keep checking this page for more details.
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 Event Champions. Pick a location and 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. Debs will respond to you as soon as possible and may organise a call with her, or a colleague to discuss your story further.
All speakers will receive support and coaching from one of our team. You have approximately 20 minutes to talk. After the event, we bring our storytellers together as a group with the Touch Network team to celebrate and share how it felt to hit a vulnerability milestone.
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.