Join us: Digestive Disorders Workshops

28th January 2021

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Have you recently been diagnosed with a digestive disorder that you’re learning to adapt to? Have you been searching for different ways to manage the symptoms of your health condition for years? Or are you somewhere in between?

You are welcome to participate in the virtual Storying Digestive Disorders programme. Guts UK are working in partnership with the University of Sheffield and Storying Health, to offer a programme of life writing and creative workshops specially designed for people living with any long term digestive conditions, like Diverticular disease, Coeliac disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Participants who wish to join will take part in a 4-week virtual programme:

  • You will share your experiences with others and hear stories from other people. You’ll then take part in activities like writing, reading and drawing.
  • This is a fantastically unique opportunity for you to meet others with similar experiences to you. Share your tips and learn from others, too.
  • These workshops are designed and run by specialists. You will have the opportunity to explore your health in creative and collaborative ways.
  • In doing the above and participating, you will play your part in research led by the University of Sheffield that may help others in the future.

Tickets are just £10 to ensure your commitment (typically £80). You will take part in four workshops (via Google Meet), all falling on Thursday evenings (7-9pm) throughout March 2021. Guts UK have also made funding available for students and those who are unpaid at current. Please email hello@storyinghealth.com regarding your eligibility for a free Guts UK-funded place.

Click here to book onto the workshops.

Feedback from previous workshop participants:

“Thank you for making these workshops happen. Every task we did has helped me in some way and I feel this has raised questions, thoughts and life sentiments even beyond my digestive condition”.

“Your workshops made me realise that the hurdle I now need to get over is handling social situations and relationship that put my health at risk. I need to build my confidence so I’m able to put my health above all the imagined needs of others.”

“Thank you so much for giving me a place on this project It has been so good to meet you and all the other sufferers of this disease.”

 

“I have really enjoyed taking part and meeting others with similar conditions to me, finding out what helps / doesn’t help people. I really loved the arty things! It was a nice change.”

“Collaborating with other people was so beneficial – knowledge, solidarity and support. At times it is hard to talk about how my condition affects my life, but now I have hope, energy and ideas”.

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