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Bibliotherapy Day

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Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester

M15 6BH

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Join us for a day of sharing and discussion about bibliotherapy - the use of books and other reading materials to support health and wellbeing.

The event is open to anyone, whether you're new to bibliotherapy or have experience of using fiction, poetry or self-help materials for wellbeing.

The morning will include a choice of workshops, including 'Using wellbeing-themed stories and poems'; 'Playful methods of bibliotherapy'; 'Creative writing as bibliotherapy'; and 'Running and setting up a reading group'.

The afternoon will see discussions on a range of topics, to be chosen in consultation with delegates.

We'll also be celebrating the launch of our book, Bibliotherapy.

Outline of the day

Morning

  • Welcome
  • Introduction to bibliotherapy: Liz Brewster, Lancaster University
  • Choice of workshops including: Running and setting up a reading group – experiences and practical try out: David Chamberlain, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust; Playing with words: creative writing as bibliotherapy: Andrew McMillan, MMU; Playful methods of bibliotherapy: Sarah McNicol, MMU; Using wellbeing themed stories and poems: tips, experiences and resources: Anita Phul, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Afternoon

  • Unconference-style discussion groups, i.e. themes to be decided by delegates
  • Plenary/feedback
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