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From the words for wellbeing association

Join our Research Focus Group: COVID-19 recovery research

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.

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How to market your words for wellbeing events

You’ve got a great idea for a workshop. You have lots of ideas to share. You have an event in the pipeline. Brilliant. But what’s the point if no one is there? To run a successful event you need to get people along – and to do that you need to do some marketing.

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Summer Solstice Writing Festival

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NEW FRAMEWORKS NEEDED FOR THERAPEUTIC WRITING, SAYS REPORT.

 

A two-year study into words for wellbeing has concluded that practitioners need new structures for training and supervision in order to work with vulnerable people. The study, commissioned by Lapidus International, suggests that training opportunities are needed in the areas of safety, safeguarding and supervision.

The report, written by Prof. Tony Wall of Chester University and Richard Axtell from Lapidus, argues that ‘transition spaces’ should be created to educate and raise awareness and reflection among practitioners. Prof. Wall said at the launch today (Saturday, 18th January): “There are gaps in knowledge that can be filled in a positive and gradual way. We can put structures in place such as CPD, supervision and recognition of skills and all this will build credibility among leaders of creative groups.”

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Would you like to be our new Treasurer?

Lapidus International are looking for a new Treasurer to join the board. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who would like to play a part in the day-to-day decisions of Lapidus International, and to contribute to decisions about the company's future.

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The Hoodlums Launch Event Report

Lapidus South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire (The Hoodlums) were established in January. We applied for a small grant to enable us to put on a launch event in order to publicise the group and attract more members.

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A Day of Words for Wellbeing, 9th June - Lapidus London

As part of Creativity and Wellbeing Week, Lapidus London is pleased to be offering a day of workshops at Conway Hall on Saturday, 9th June 2018. The day will offer ways to experience words for wellbeing from different facilitators and will provide an opportunity for the initiated and the curious alike to express themselves through the spoken and written word.

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New national alliance for Culture, Health and Wellbeing launches in Birmingham

An alliance of cultural organisations from across England launches a new national body to develop and promote the role of arts and culture in supporting the country’s health and wellbeing (launch 13 March 2018).  

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New Opportunity with Lapidus International

Contract: “Researcher & Project Coordinator (Project Year 1)”
 
Lapidus International is expanding its research arm, and was recently awarded a TS Eliot Foundation Grant to investigate an International Creative Practice for Wellbeing Framework (ICP4WF). The ICP4WF is to support practitioners in developing their practice and expand the reach of promising practices globally.
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Lapidus invite to Lithuania by the Lithuanian Science Council

Lapidus International Board Member, Professor Tony Wall, was recently invited to give the opening keynote Klaipeda University’s flagship conference, "Psychosocial Rehabilitation: Scientific Research on Bibliotherapy and Theraeutic Writing - II"

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Groups Report - Lapidus International AGM 2017

The following report was submitted by Barbara Bloomfield, Director of Groups for the Lapidus International AGM 2017:

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Chair's Report - Lapidus International AGM 2017

On December 9th 2017, Clare Scott, Chair of the Lapidus International board, delivered the following report at the AGM in London:

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Lapidus Day 12 - This little light of mine

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine

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Your Words for Wellbeing 2017 - Lapidus International Advent Calendar

Hello Lapidians! 

We've nearly reached the end of another year, so we thought it would be nice to do something special.

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LAPIDUS INTERNATIONAL AGM 2017

 

We are delighted to announce this event organised by London Lapidus which will make a great pre-Christmas day out, have a delicious vegetarian lunch, a Lapidus workshop, and even a bit of time to do some shopping. The AGM is on the 9th December 2017.

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Lapidus Scotland: Change – Loss – Grief — Healing

How to Facilitate Using the Literary Arts alongside Visual Art, Music and Movement

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London Lapidus Meeting - 30th September

For our September meeting we have decided to try something new, facilitated by Stephen Bush, a regular at our London Lapidus meetings.

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"Deepening Impact" - Free Conference Tickets for Lapidus Members

From the University of Chester, a conference with free tickets for Lapidus Members: 

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