If you are a facilitator or attendee of a creative writing for wellbeing group - currently or pre-COVID- we would like to hear from you!
Lapidus International is working with Professor Tony Wall at the University of Chester on a new research project that looks at the changes in provision of creative writing for wellbeing groups in England during COVID-19.
Examples of groups that fit into this category are:
words for wellbeing, writing groups, poetry therapy, therapeutic writing, writing for health, journaling, story, life writing and autobiography, social prescribing groups.
Across the first few weeks of July (up to the 17th), we will be running a series of focus groups where attendees will be asked a series of questions about how Covid-19 has affected their practice, or ability to attend events of this type.
Due to the nature of this research, we are looking for focus group participants who are from specific regions of England only (see the form below).
We will also be running a free event after this research is complete to encourage networking and sharing in the therapeutic words community. If you join in with our focus group, we’d love to invite you to that event too.
If you’d like to sign up to one of our focus groups (list of locations and times below), please fill in the form by clicking on this button:
LIST OF LOCATIONS
Below is the list of locations in England, and the date and time of the focus groups (note: some have yet to be set, but please don't let that stop you from signing up!).
Cheshire & Wirral
Focus Group: 13th July, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Liverpool & Merseyside, Knowsley, Sefton, St. Helens
Focus Group: 14th July, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Lancashire -Barrow-in-F, Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Copeland, Lancaster, Wyre
Focus Group: 15th July, 11:00am to 12:30pm
North Manchester- Bolton, Burnley, Hyndburn, Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside, Wigan
Focus Group: 15th July, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Manchester Central & South- Manchester, Salford, Stockport
Focus Group: 17th July, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Sheffield & South Yorkshire- Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield
Focus Group: 16th July, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Leeds, Bradford & West Yorkshire
Focus Group: 15th July, 10:30pm to 12:00pm
Hull & East Yorkshire- East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull (City of)
Focus Group: TBC
Birmingham & Western Midlands, Stoke-on-Trent
Focus Group: 15th July, 10:00am to 11:30am
East Midlands - Derby, East Lindsey, North east Lincolnshire, Chesterfield, Leicester
Focus Group: 15th July, 12:15pm to 13:45pm
North East- County Durham, Darlington, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle
Focus Group: 16th July, 10:00am to 11:30am
Focus Group: 13th July, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Oxford & South East- Brighton and Hove, Medway, Oxford, Swale
Focus Group: 10th July, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Bristol (City of)
Focus Group: 17th July, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
South West - Plymouth, Etc.
Focus Group: 14th July, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Focus Group: 15th July, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Thank you for helping us with this important research!
Sign up to a focus group: