Lapidus International's aim is to grow communities who believe in using the power of words to enhance and transform. We support our members, many of whom are practitioners working in education, health, community, voluntary, private and public sectors, by sharing information, holding events and creating networks through regional groups.
As a Lapidus Member you will gain access to a wealth of events, courses, training, workshops and meetings that are happening across the UK - from writing with refugees, the elderly and families to new ways of engaging with stories and poems. In healthcare, education and the community we are working with writing and words in ways which inspire, connect and promote communication, physical and emotional health, and enjoyment.
Whether you want to write creatively yourself or use writing in your work with others, Lapidus International links you to the information and networks you need.
Lapidus promotes the use of words for therapeutic purposes and professional development through its work with other organisations and support of its members who are interested in, or working with others to encourage, the use of writing for health and wellbeing.
The Lapidus International Journal, and our new LIRIC journal, provide insights into the writing activities of poets, writers and facilitators working in diverse settings from prisons, to schools, to hospitals, to the community. It also debates the ways in which writing contributes to the wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities.
Here at Lapidus International, we are a community that celebrates inclusion and diversity in both its membership and activities. The past year has certainly accelerated the conversation and as a community, we are consciously and continously working to promote inclusion and foster diversity. We feel it is important to keep both at the forefront in order to drive real, extended, consistent change and progress; that is why we continue to make sure that we ask questions of ourselve as a board and as a group. Community is at our core and Lapidus welcomes all.
- The Lapidus Journal online archive - hundreds of articles published by our members across the years.
- Online Networking Events
- Regional Groups - connect with members in your area
- Training and Continuing Personal Development opportunities
- Members' pages - information and resources
- A toolkit of treasures and resources to help you to develop your skills and business
- Membership Insurance - discounted Public Liability, Professional Indemnity and Product insurance for Lapidus Members
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