Reading, Writing and Your Health: Journeys in Self Management
6pm-8pm, Tuesday 24th November 2015
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
Living with a long term condition can be tough and finding activities to help you manage your condition is one aspect of successful self management. Join us on Tuesday 24th November at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh, as part of Book Week Scotland, to hear first-hand from people who have used reading and writing to help them in their journey to self management.
This event will be chaired by Blythe Robertson, self management policy lead at the Scottish Government and Book Week Scotland Partner. Joining Blythe:
· Eric Sinclair, author of ‘Man Dog Stroke’ which charts Eric’s journey following a stroke (and an enlightening insight into the mind of his whippet, Hamish!)
· Sheila Peaston and Maria Martin, founders of Pink Ladies 1st a community support group for women in Midlothian, will share their experiences of using reading and writing to inspire positive change
· Alan Ainsley who blogs about mental health issues, will speak about how writing his blog has been an important part of his self management
· Successful self management relies on having access to the right information, education, support and services as well as developing strategies and resilience within ourselves. Join us for an inspirational evening looking at how reading and writing can affect your health.
This event will be of interest to people living with one or more long term conditions, carers and anyone else interested in using reading and writing to self manage.
To register for this event, contact Lara Murray at SMNS@alliance-scotland.org.uk or 01414040231 including: the title of the event, your name and any access or dietary requirements. There is no cost to attend this event.
Book Week Scotland 2015 takes place between 23 and 29 November. You can find out more about other events at the Book Week Scotland events page.