The power of working with Life Stories has been growing in popularity since the launch of the first Life Stories workshops at Watford's Peace Hospice Care in 2010. An evaluation of the programme by the University of Northampton provided evidence of the positive effects on wellbeing, self esteem and self confidence of workshop participants. These findings were shared at Hospice UK's National Conference in 2015 and the Association of Social Workers in Palliative Care Annual Conference 2014. SS4WB was a finalist at the 2014 National Dementia Care Awards.
In 2016 SS4WB collaborated with the International School of Storytelling with a view to offering training to a wider audience. This audience has grown to include U3A, local interest  and community groups across the UK and internationally.
Most recently Miranda chaired  the National Council for Palliative Care's London launch of Dying Matters Week 2017 and will also be presenting at the Storytelling for Health Conference, Swansea and  The Culture Health and Wellbeing International Conference, Bristol.
We are passionate about the positive power of life story sharing and are happy to consider all invitations to share our knowledge. Please do  get in touch.

I greatly enjoyed Miranda's talk and felt she had a sympathetic and realistic grasp of helping people to write their memoirs.  She understood the different reasons people had for wishing to write and encouraged and informed sensitively.  She clearly has great expertise.  I now feel more confident in tackling this task thanks to Miranda.”

It wasn't the big life events that people were talking about, it was the little sacred memories, treasured things that were important to them