Hope during crisis

In these times of crisis, practitioners are finding diverse ways of engaging with narrative practices in relation to hope. Here we share a number of examples.  Glimmers, stories and practices of hope By Jill Freedman & Gene Combs (USA)…

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Responding to racism during the pandemic

We have been alarmed at the rise of racism at this time of the pandemic. Here in Australia, people of Asian appearance are bearing the brunt of hostilities. In other contexts we hear from friends that anti-Semitic violence and…

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Sharing insider knowledge during the pandemic

Here we have included three different projects that involve sharing insider knowledge during the pandemic. The  first two have been created by Riverbank Psychology (UK):  Myth-busting and survival guide to the Covid-19 pandemic: lived experiences of young adults identifying…

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Elders knowledge project

At this time of the pandemic, in many different contexts, there is particular concern about the health of the elderly. While doing everything possible in relation to physical health is the number one priority, I wonder if we can…

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Exoticising the domestic

Many of us are spending a lot more time in our rooms/apartments/houses than we are used to! And so, it seems appropriate to 'exoticise the domestic' (to misuse a term by Pierre Bordeaux which Michael White drew on -…

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Creative forms of health promotion

On this page we have collected together some resources on creative forms of health promotion with respect to COVID-19. If you come across a resource or news story that would fit here we'd love you to send it through…

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Resources for working with children

We have included here:   a report from India put together by Maya Sen about exploring ways of responding to violence against vulnerable children during lockdown  a video about 'Worry Journaling' from family therapist Peter Fraenkel in New York City…

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COVID-19 and family/intimate partner violence

“We know that intimate partner/family violence increases during times of widespread social crisis. Existing violence might increase in severity, or it might be the first time that someone experiences harm. During the COVID-19 public health crisis, we are all…

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Lived wisdom on panic, worry and isolation

  Lived wisdom on panic, worry and isolation: Stories to support the community amid the COVID-19 crisis, from mental health service users, survivors and ex-patients. Why This Document Exists Some of us were thinking during this period of global…

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