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Storytelling for wellbeing and mental health

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This publication is a collection of the learning outcomes and information collected during the Training Course, Hero's Journey: the power of storytelling for wellbeing.

Aims of the tool

The AIM of the project was “To equip organizations with the storytelling method for educating the youth at risk on how to take care of their mental health & wellbeing."

The objectives were:

- To equip 26 youth workers with the storytelling competence and its usage for educating on how to take care of their mental health & well-being.
- To discover effective strategies for educating on mental health & well-being both offline & online.
- To design and implement workshops using storytelling methods for educating youth at risk on how to take care of their mental health & well-being.
- To identify, publish and promote stories that can be used for fostering empathy, understanding, and self-reflection to promote mental health & wellbeing.
- To promote the importance of mental health & well-being in a way it reaches at least 10 000+ people.

Description of the tool

In this booklet you will find different information: The importance of storytelling, activities, tales and stories from different countries of Europe, follow-up activities from the participants of the Training Course, etc. ⁣


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Tool overview

Storytelling for wellbeing and mental health

This tool is for

Social workers, educators, trainers, facilitators, volunteers in organisations and youngsters.

and addresses

Group Dynamics, Personal Development, Conflict Management, Gender issues

It is recommended for use in:

Training and Networking

Materials needed:

Each activity has the info of all the materials need it to implemented.

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

Itsaso Zaldibar and Beatriz Aroca

in the context of

Hero´s Journey: The power of storytelling for wellbeing.

The tool has been experimented in

Training Course

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Itsaso Zaldibar (on 3 January 2023)

and last modified

10 October 2022

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