What's the purpose of not having any fixed long-term plan?
So I mentioned we have no plan and that is true in the traditional sense. Our plan for what Journal will be and will deliver in the future is to be determined by the people we meet and those that participate in our exploration of community story. In short, we will build and shape things from what we learn from sharing stories with our communities. It's my plan to share all this learning and our own reflections openly and to encourage all to add to their own and our own story through a "Working Out Loud" process...... Read More
Our 3 most popular 1 Minute Stories for March 2018. 1 Minute Stories is a series of snapshot stories from the many and varied extraordinary people that I meet in my daily life whilst working on Journal's TeaTalks & Community Conversations Big Lottery funded project. I meet so many people who inspire me in different ways so I decided to document these people in a notebook snapshot form. Some will become bigger stories others will appear later again in 1 Minute stories and some will work alongside us in times to come. Read More
TeaTalks & Community Conversations. (Season 01, Episode 01) Talking about Mental Health Services.
Season One opens with highlights of spontaneous conversations around 'Mental Health Systems and Services'. Filmed at Crafty B's arts and crafts table in Central Library Blackpool, people with lived experience of Mental Health Systems discuss the good, as well as the not so great stuff that might need some adjustments and improvements. Read More
Karl Child is an International Photographer. Originally from Poulton-le-Fylde (outside Blackpool) now residing in Germany. Karl's work has a focus on external memory and loss and is influenced by the loss of his parents at a young age.
......As I write this I sit in a loft apartment on a quiet little street in a small city in Western Germany where I live with my partner, however, I am originally from North West England. I was born in Blackpool, Lancashire and grew up on a small estate in Poulton-Le-Fylde on the edge of the countryside..... Read More
Sharing our inspirational story creates a space for transforming lives and communities. Story work is both creative & therapeutic. It is the core root of counseling & psychotherapy. It, in itself, has value, is measurable & effective. Storytelling provides everyday people opportunity to share parts of their extraordinary worlds. Story work has the power to inspire people to take action to change their internal or external world. Personal narratives can touch individuals & communities. They hold the power to change thinking as well as change behavior. Story work is effective in increasing compassion & kindness, holding power to motivate against injustice leading to increased participation in civic and political life. Read More
Journal's TeaTalks & Community Conversations is a process of generating and recording real honest conversations about peoples lives and the systems and communities they live with and within. Season One looks at peoples lived experience of Mental Health & Mental Health systems, the good, the bad and the solutions that may help shape and change things for the better. Read More