Can reading and writing help you manage your wellbeing?

An elderly man telling stories to a group of young people

An elderly man telling stories to a group of young people

At Mind Waves, we’re passionate about the power of stories (reading and telling them)  in promoting wellbeing.

If you’d like to learn more about how stories can help, or you’d just like to get together with some like-minded people for inspiration, head East to the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh next Tuesday, Nov 24.

The Scottish Book Trust are bringing together people who have used reading and writing to manage their health as part of Scottish Book Week. Speakers at the event will include:

• Eric Sinclair, author of ‘Man Dog Stroke’ which charts Eric’s journey following a stroke (and an enlightening insight into the mind of his whippet, Hamish!)

• Sheila Peaston and Maria Martin, founders of Pink Ladies 1st: a community support group for women in Midlothian, will share their experiences of using reading and writing to inspire positive change

• Alan Ainsley who blogs about mental health issues, will speak about how writing his blog has been an important part of his self management

It looks like a great evening- the event will run from 6-10pm. The tickets are free, but you’ll need to let them know in advance if you want to go along. Call the Self Management Network on 0141 404 0231 email to book your place.





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